Foods to Quit Smoking



Are you aware that what we eat or drink can actually enhance or worsen cigarette taste?

Do you know that there are certain foods that can make us feel bad about cigarette taste and this way assist in giving up this habit!??

Foods and drinks like red meat and carbonated beverages make cigarettes taste good whereas milk and dairy beverages , celery, zucchinis, egg-plant, beans, cucumbers, fruits and non carbonated beverages  make cigarettes taste worse!! Good tool for staying smoke free for longer time.

Tip: Smokers say that after drinking a glass of milk, smoking  does not bring the expected taste and satisfaction. Milk makes cigarette taste bitter and unpleasant.!!!

LEMON VERBENA (VERVEINE)


                                           


 Lemon Verbena is a woody, deciduous shrub that has a distinct lemon scent.

The plant is used in folk medicine to help aid digestion. It has a sedative effect and is used as an aid to reduce fevers.
It is most commonly available in its dried form for making tea.

Digestive aid
It contains mild antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent qualities.It helps with digestion and relieves nausea and cramps.It calms stomach spasm and colon irritability, reducing symptoms of flatulence, upset stomach and diarrhea.

Cold and fever relief
It has a soothing effect on nasal and bronchial congestion. It helps reduce fever, especially if it is caused by a flu. Due to its expectorant properties it relieves coughs  and colds.

Natural mood lifter
It elevates  the mood in symptoms of mild depression. It has a pleasing lemon aroma and taste that relaxes the nervous system.

PMS
This plant regulates the menstrual cycle relieving its symptoms.


One of the best ways to prepare lemon verbena tea is to use it in combination with mint or licorice.



Vitamin B 12 (Cobalamin)





Fatigue is the most common symptom of people who have low levels of Vitamin B12.

Other signs of B12 deficiency  : weight loss, constipation or diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, gas, numbness or tingling of the hands and feet, loss of balance and a sore or red tongue.

B12 deficiency may happen when you are not getting the right nutrients in your diet, when your body can’t absorb nutrients properly and when you have other problems in the digestive system.

Since most B12 comes from animal products, vegans are at risk for B12 deficiency. Crohn’s   and celiac disease, weight loss surgery and chronic alcoholism can interfere with  the ability to absorb enough of  it.

Vitamin B12 is a critical nutrient that helps your body make healthy red blood cells. A chronic lack of B12 can lead to anemia.