Smoking has always been a hot topic when it comes to health and medical advice. Some addictive smokers are not able to get rid of their smoking habits despite various medical problems. Getting rid of smoking habits may not be as easy as it is perceived to be. To live a healthy life, getting rid of cigarettes is the best you can do to yourself. But in case you find it quite hard to do so, here are some useful suggestions to follow in order to reduce the side effects of smoking.
Make a comprehensive diet plan consisting of healthy fats, Vitamins, Calcium folate, Zinc and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Add Vitamins to your daily diet:
If you have been a habitual smoker, follow a diet plan that makes a difference. Include multi-vitamins especially Vitamin C, D & E in your daily diet. Vitamin C is quite essential for keeping your immune system healthy while preventing loss of Vitamin E. Use natural sources of Vitamin C such as oranges, grapefruits, Mango, pineapple and watermelon. Smoking can severely affect the level of Vitamin D in your bones resulting in various problems like osteoporosis, digestion problems, sleep disorders and weak bones. Natural sources of Vitamin D include eggs, sunlight, cheese and dairy products. However, the risk of heart attack among smokers can be minimized by maintaining an adequate level of Vitamin E in your body. Add nuts, almonds and vegetables oil to your daily diet to prevent the loss of Vitamin E.
The 3 Greens:
Studies have shown that the 3 Greens (Green Tea, Green Salad Leaves and Green peas) can help reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases to a great extent. The 3 Greens can strengthen your immune system by fighting various diseases as well. 8-12 Salad leaves along with 3 cups of green tea everyday can reduce the side effects of cigarette toxins up to 50 percent. Moreover, bad breath caused by smoking can also be minimized by regular use of green tea and Salad leaves.
Drink plenty of Water:
Water is the best DE-toxicants to flush nicotine and other toxins caused by smoking. Consuming 18-20 glasses of water every day is essential for every smoker. By flushing nicotine and other toxins, you are able to fight several diseases as well.
Allow yourself to Sweat:
Sweating is an ultimate source for detoxification of body. Sweating also helps flushing nicotine, alcohol, cholesterol, salt and toxins from your body. Studies reveal sweating to be highly effective for releasing toxins from your body. Moreover, sweating will not only boost your immune system but will also minimize the aging factor on your skin.
Get a medical checkup every year:
Sudden deaths, heart attacks and strokes are more common in habitual smokers. In order to prevent any such kind of situations, you must undergo a complete medical checkup at least once every year. Keep a yearly record of your medical tests especially uric acid, cholesterol level, calcium and Vitamins (C, D & E).
Some quick Tips:
- Reduce the intake of junk food and carbohydrates.
- Maintain a correct body weight in order to avoid obesity.
- Limit the intake of processed foods; Take more on fresh vegetables instead.
- Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.
- Limit your caffeine intake.