Quitting smoking is often difficult due to addiction to nicotine, which is a toxic substance that increases the risk of many diseases. Addiction to nicotine can be as dangerous as addiction to alcohol, morphine, or cocaine, and if the body is deprived of this substance for several hours, withdrawal symptoms such as nervous irritability, anxiety, and aggression may appear.

Although the body expels nicotine gradually after quitting smoking, withdrawal symptoms may cause inconvenience to the patient, and in this case it is possible to eat some foods that help expel nicotine from the body and speed up its disposal. [1]

In this article, learn about the best foods that help get rid of nicotine.

orange and lemon

Both oranges and lemons contain vitamin C, which acts as a powerful antioxidant. Smokers often suffer from deficient levels of this vitamin, which is essential for protecting cells and organs from oxidative stress.

Vitamin C helps improve circulation, increase red blood cell count, eliminate toxins, and regenerate damaged tissues.

So eating oranges helps speed up expulsion from the body and relieve withdrawal symptoms. [1][2]

carrot juice

It is necessary for a person to drink plenty of fluids to help speed up the excretion of toxins in the body, and carrot juice is an ideal fluid for this purpose, as it is rich in many vitamins that accelerate the excretion of nicotine, such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin K. .

In addition, these vitamins are important for the renewal of skin cells that are greatly damaged by smoking.[1][2]

raspberry

Raspberries are rich in ellagic acid, which helps expel many toxic and harmful compounds from the body, so raspberries are effective for ridding the body of nicotine. [1]

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broccoli

Broccoli helps rid the body of many minerals and toxins, and is effective in flushing nicotine out of the body. Broccoli is also rich in vitamin C and vitamin B5, which protect cells from injury. It is worth noting that vitamin B5 and a group of B vitamins in general help control stress, which helps improve mood. [1][2][3]

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spinach

Spinach is distinguished for its ability to facilitate smoking cessation because it makes tobacco taste bad, and it is rich in folic acid, which plays an essential role in ridding the body of toxins, and it contains many nutrients that support the liver. It is necessary to eat spinach raw, because the high temperature causes the loss of its nutritional value. [1][2][4]

yogurt

Milk does not help expel nicotine from the body, but it helps restore digestive functions that are deteriorating due to bad eating habits resulting from nicotine addiction. Smoking causes many side effects of the digestive system, it may cause heartburn, esophageal reflux, or stomach ulcers.

Smoking also increases the risk of oral cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Therefore, foods containing such as milk and pickles help restore the health of the digestive system and protect it from the bad effects of nicotine addiction. [4]

There are also some other foods that help get rid of nicotine in the body, such as: [1][2][4]

  • ginger.
  • sweet spicy.
  • kiwi.
  • beetroot.
  • celery.
  • asparagus
  • Green Beans.

Many of these foods contain fiber, which helps clean the liver of nicotine buildup. It is also necessary for the patient to drink a lot of water, because smoking causes dehydration, and drinking water increases the excretion of toxic substances in the body.

It is advised to follow a healthy diet that contains proteins and whole grains in addition to the foods mentioned for at least a week, or it can be continued since it is an integrated healthy system. [1][4]