Department of Health recommends 4 types of food to help quit smoking

The Department of Health recommends 4 types of food as an alternative to help quit smoking. along with pointing out that certain foods stimulate the craving for cigarettes should be avoided

Date 29 May 65 Dr. Suwanchai Wattana Yingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Healthsaid that smoking is a major risk factor for 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 food choices that contribute to successful smoking cessation. There are four types:

1) Vegetables and fruits 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 dullness of the lemon peel, which will help you lessen your cravings for cigarettes. Next is gooseberry, due to its high content of vitamin C and tannins. Gooseberry fruit contains The sour, astringent taste has the effect of changing the taste of cigarettes. and feel like not wanting to smoke as well For the method of eating, chew the fresh fruit, squeeze the water, or use the dried fruit to drink as a 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. less enjoyable

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

4) Sugar free gum and candy Used to quit smoking contains nicotine. By taking the time to chew or swallow each tablet for 30 minutes to allow the nicotine to dissolve slowly, helping to suppress the symptoms of nicotine deficiency. 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 It can reduce the risk of various diseases and save unnecessary expenses,” said the Director-General of the Department of Health.

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