Research has shown that people that smoke
cigarettes eat less fruits and vegetables as non smokers. However it
has been shown that if you eat more it is easier to quit. It is still
very hard to quit if you don't set your mind to it. If you can try and
eat some fruits and vegetables each week it will help with your
overall health. There are two reasons that they will help smokers they
are packed with antioxidants which help with smoking type problems.
They also contain phytonutrients which also help with certain
This all helps but the best thing to do
is stop smoking. Free radicals are increased when you smoke. They can
lead to age related maladies like heart disease and cancer. Free
radicals are bad but are fought off with antioxidants. mane come from
our bodies but can be increased by eating fruits and vegetables.
Smokers need to make
sure they get vitamin C and vitamin E. They need to get beta carotene
which is in yellow fruits, carrots and squash. If you smoke you need
to make sure you eat raw vegetables and different kinds of produce.
Research has shown that
people that do this lower their risk of lung type problems. Tobacco
smoke lessens valuable nutrients from the body so you need to eat more
fruits and vegetables. Smoking one cigarette destroyers the vitamin C
you have in your system.
Soy foods are great for your body even if you
don't smoke. Broccoli, cauliflower contain compounds called genistein,
and protease inhibitors. Strawberries, grapes, and cherries are fruits
that contain ellagic acid has been shown to destroy hydrocarbons
potentially cancer causing chemicals in cigarette smoke. It has been
shown that tomatoes have a substance called lycopene which is a
powerful antioxidant which has shown to be more powerful then other