Quitting smoking requires a whole lot of will power, commitment, and determination. Since 2017 is coming to end & I came across many people around me who wish to quit smoking. So people who plan to take a New Year resolution read on to learn about foods and drinks from Pune based nutritionist Sejal Shah that can help you quit smoking for good.

· Cinnamon- Simply inhaling deeply on a cinnamon stick mimics the deep drag on a flavourful cigarette. You can chew on a small piece of cinnamon stick to curb your cravings.

· Ginger -This root is very good to curb all urges for smokers. Grind one piece of ginger, mix it with a spoon of sugar and consume it. It will help you to forget about smoking.

· Milk- It is said that milk is a very effective in quitting smoking. Drinking a glass of milk every day an hour before your normal smoke time will do you good.

· Vegetables- There are some vegetables which help smokers the most to quit smoking. Veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage are good.

· Salt- Try to eat a lot of salted foods to quit smoking. The salt content in the food will help curb your desire to smoke.

· Vitamin C foods there are a number of Vitamin C foods which you can munch on through the day. Foods like guava, berries, sliced tomatoes with a dash of pepper and salt are some you can try.

· Celery- Chew on fresh celery to help you quit smoking. You can also try out vegetable salads which contain celery too.

· Dried Fruits- Fragrance of dried fruit helps lower the cravings to smoke. Consuming them will also make a difference in helping you stop smoking.

· Turmeric- This Indian spice is one of the best ingredients to add to any dish. The spice lowers the smoking urge for those who want to stop this bad habit.

· Fruits- Fruits like apples which have a higher fiber content will make people feel full thus preventing them to smoke. You feel so filled up after you have consumed fibre fruits that you will no longer feel the urge the smoke.

· Omega-3 fatty foods -Certain food textures can also help smokers fight the craving to smoke. Crunchy foods tend to be more satisfying for the quitter. Foods like beans and flaxseeds are rich in omega-3.

· Popcorn -You should try to have popcorn without butter to help stop those nasty urges of smoking. These popcorn gives you that salty taste which does not taste good when you smoke.

· Cheese -Grab a piece of cheese to curb the urge to smoke. Salty cheese does wonders for people who want to stop smoking.

· Water- Drinking lots of water will keep your body hydrated and thus will keep your tummy full too. This in turn will prevent you from wanting to smoke.

· Herbal teas -Sipping on a hot glass of herbal tea will help you in reducing the urge to smoke a cigarette.

Fish- Salmon and tuna are some foods that can help you to quit smoking. These two types of fish will leave a taste in your mouth which one will not like after smoking a cigarette.

Walking is perhaps the easiest form of exercise to integrate into your weekly routine, because you can do it anywhere, and with zero equipment. There is also no prerequisite fitness requirement in order to get started. Walking provides a very meditative, calming effect on the body; it should ease the tension you feel in your new, cigarette-less existence.

Aim for three 20 minute brisk walks each week. Pilates and yoga are excellent for this purpose, though you can also put together a simple bodyweight workout

After a few weeks of living a healthy lifestyle and reinforcing your new habits, you will begin to experience what we might refer to as a positive feedback loop, whereby all of the benefits begin to build upon each other and grow.

Let's be clear: in the early stages, giving up smoking will be very challenging. However, as your body recovers and then improves, you should find you enjoy both exercise and healthy eating a lot more. The habits become easier to maintain.

You will also notice that at the end of the whole process you'll be equipped with a higher level of self-esteem. The perfect opportunity, then, to start a new challenge or set yourself a new goal.


Sejal Shah ( About Her)

Expert Nutritionist

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And as we all know, there’s much room for improvement when it comes to the health and nutrition of the global population. In the India, obesity is considered an epidemic, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Many people fall alarmingly short of the suggested intakes of nutrients critical for good health like Vitamin B12 & Vitamin D.

Did you know certain foods or food components provide good health wellness. These foods, also known as “functional foods,” are thought to provide benefits beyond basic nutrition and may play a role in reducing or minimizing the risk of certain diseases and other health condition.

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