4 types of food, alternatives to help quit smoking – Chiang Mai News

​The Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health recommends 4 types of food to be an alternative to successfully quit smoking. Along with pointing out that certain foods that stimulate the craving for cigarettes should be avoided

Dr. Suwanchai Wattana Yingcharoenchai The Director-General of the Department of Health said that smoking is an important risk factor. of coronary heart disease ischemic stroke emphysema and is a major cause of lung cancer. people who want to quit smoking Therefore, it has to start with behavior modification. Medical therapy may be used in conjunction with There are 4 types of food choices that contribute to successful smoking cessation.

1.) Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Help compensate for the amount of vitamin C lost during smoking and help restore the internal organs to be strong. especially lemon affect work of the bitter taste buds Change the taste of cigarettes. How to eat: Cut the whole lemon into small pieces. When you feel the urge to smoke, eat a lemon by slowly chewing to let your tongue feel the bitterness and bitterness of the lemon peel slowly, which will help you lessen your cravings for cigarettes. Next is the gooseberry, due to its high content of vitamin C and tannins, the gooseberry fruit has a sour taste. astringent, thus having the effect of changing the taste of cigarettes and feel like not wanting to smoke as well for how to eat Chew the fresh fruit, squeeze the water, or use the dried fruit to make tea. 2.) Ginseng tea can treat nicotine addiction. because it causes the release of dopamine which is the hormone of happiness decreased. Drinking ginseng tea helps to reduce the satisfaction of smoking. Makes you feel less enjoyment 3.) Milk and dairy products. A 2007 study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research found that consumption of milk and dairy products make cigarettes taste bitter or has a worse taste Helps to stop smoking and 4.) Sugar-free gum and candy used to quit smoking contain nicotine. It takes 30 minutes to chew or swallow each tablet to allow the nicotine to dissolve slowly. Helps suppress nicotine deficiency symptoms and suppress the urge to smoke

“Some foods and beverages, such as alcohol, caffeinated beverages, meat and sugary or spicy foods, should be avoided. Because it may enhance the flavor of cigarettes. and stimulate the desire to smoke, so when you can reduce or quit smoking will improve lung health The taste buds on the tongue work better. eat delicious food fresh breath reduce the risk of various diseases It also helps to save unnecessary expenses,” said the Director-General of the Department of Health.

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