Every time you smoke, toxic gases pass into your lungs and then into your bloodstream and spread to every organ in the body. A cigarette is made using tobacco leaves containing nicotine and various other compounds. When tobacco and compounds are burned, they secrete more than 40 dangerous chemicals known to cause cancer.

Cigarette smoke; carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and trace amounts of toxic gases contain radioactive particles that cause cancer. All types of tobacco are dangerous, including cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and smokeless tobacco. Nicotine is a tobacco addictive chemical that gives the brain an enjoyable feeling. Repeated nicotine intake makes the brain desensitized, and wants more and more nicotine to feel normal.

Harmful consequences of smoking: Premature death, Heart disease, Heart attack, Stroke, Blood and bone marrow cancer, mouth, larynx, throat, stomach, kidneys, etc., Cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and others

Foods that can help cleanse your body

GINGER: Ginger, toxins in the respiratory system to help remove anti-inflammatory (anti-inflammatory) features. It contains many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene and zinc. Some ginger extracts are also known to kill lung cancer cells. As a plant you can add ginger to many dishes or consume it in the form of ginger tea.

Turmeric: Turmeric, also known as ‘Golden Spice’, also helps cleanse our lungs with its anti-inflammatory properties.

APPLE: We know the proverb bir An apple keeps a doctor away from home de. It contains a wide range of flavonoids, vitamins and antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which helps us to fight effectively against lung diseases.

GARLIC: It contains a compound called alicin, which acts as a strong antibiotic agent and helps to overcome respiratory infections that block our lungs. It also helps reduce inflammation, improve asthma, and reduce the risk of lung cancer.

GREEN TEA: Green tea, effective in increasing cardiovascular health, protects against various cancers and fluids from our lungs contains powerful antioxidants. The medicinal plants in the green tea are antimicrobial, helping to relax the mucus from our lungs.

Cruciferous : Chlorophyll in these vegetables acts as detoxifying agents and helps to drain blood and toxins from our body. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and so on. It is rich in vitamin C which strengthens our immune system.

*** There are many nutrients that help to fight the harmful effects of smoking and detoxify our body. The important thing to remember is that a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can improve our immune system and help us withstand adverse effects and conditions. In order to lead a healthy life, we should add these substances to our diet.

Some foods and drinks may be a potential benefit or burden when trying to quit smoking.

  1. Fruits (oranges, lemons, pomegranates) and vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant): It prevents the absorption of important nutrients such as cigarettes, calcium minerals and vitamins C and D. Even one cigarette smoked means that 25 mg of vitamin C is discharged from the body. Research suggests that dietary intake of more fruits and vegetables can both reinforce depleted vitamin / mineral depots and help reduce the desire to smoke. When you stop smoking, the food tastes better and the flavors are more pronounced, the more you enjoy the food.
  2. Ginseng Tea: Some studies suggest that ginseng may be a cure for nicotine addiction, because ginseng can weaken the effect of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is related to pleasure in the brain and is released when smoking tobacco. Drinking ginseng tea can reduce the attractiveness of smoking and make it less enjoyable.
  3. Milk and dairy products: In studies, most of the smokers gave a bitter, pungent taste to the smoking of milk and reported that the taste deteriorated. Therefore drinking milk can help to stay away from smoking.
  4. Sugar-free chewing gum and peppermint candies: Chewing gum and peppermint can keep your mouth busy when you have a smoking urge. In addition, both gum and peppermint last longer than smoking.
  5. Popcorn: When you stop smoking, you may feel a constant urge to snack, because you cannot keep your hands and mouth busy with cigarettes and look for other things. If your appetite is increased or you feel like you can’t stop eating, the American Heart Association recommends eating popcorn. Not only keep you busy, but also help you feel saturated
  6. Frozen black grapes: The American Heart Association recommends frozen black grapes to prevent sugar crises that occur after quitting. It was concluded that the food would be frozen for a certain period of time and the sugar requirements would be suppressed.
  7. Cinnamon stick: Sucking cinnamon stick gives a nice taste and offers a calorie-free solution. There are also recommendations to keep them away from smoking as they can be held and played.

Knowing what should not be consumed when trying to quit smoking will also help. Alcohol, caffeine, meat, sugary or spicy foods increase the taste of cigarettes and encourage them to drink.

2 Regenerating Vegetable / Fruit Juice Recipes for Lungs:

1st Recipe

Ingredients: 1 pineapple, 3 celery stalks, 2 carrots, 1 palm coriander or parsley, 1 piece of fresh peeled ginger

Preparation: Pass all the ingredients through the juicer and drink 3-4 times a week on an empty stomach for 1 cup.

*** Coriander helps the body remove heavy metals from lung disease. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A. Ginger helps to remove air pollutants and other irritants from the lungs before allowing them to irritate the lungs. It also reduces congestion and improves circulation. Pineapple reduces swelling and pineapple juice is known to help reduce cough. In addition, pineapple contains the enzyme bromelin, which naturally helps the lungs remove residues and detoxify.

2nd Recipe

Ingredients: 1 bunch of watercress, 1 cucumber, 1 turnip, 3 large carrots, 1 clove of garlic, 1 lemon

Preparation: Pass all the ingredients through the juicer and drink 3-4 times a week on an empty stomach for 1 cup.

*** Contains watercress which helps to soothe swollen airways and lubricates lung membranes. Turnip is high in vitamin A and is full of antioxidants in lemons and contains vitamin C, both of which help improve lung health. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial.

Note; This article does not constitute medical advice and this information is not a cure for the disease. Consult your doctor if you are ill.

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