(Last Updated On: 28th December 2015)

Study reveals that nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking. There are several other methods to make you quit smoking.. among them there is a better way by doing it by just changing your daily diet which can automatically make you strong enough by  overcoming the withdrawal effects of smoking.

Smoking makes a person prone to tuberculosis and can lead to death. Smoking causes many other types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.

Smokers are 30% more prone to type-2 diabetes than non-smokers.

diets helpful to quit smoking

WHO’s studies reveal that, among smokers who are aware of the dangers of tobacco, most want to quit.

There are hundreds of other facts that are enough to make you stop smoking. And now is the time to quit smoking for whatever it takes.

Foods we eat can create acid or alkaline state within us. The balance in the acid and alkaline will determine how diet can help stop smoking.

People with the highest acid balance in their foods tend to smoke the most. The high acidity level increases the speed at which nicotine leaves the body. This makes you crave for another cigarette faster.

On the other hand, an alkaline diet will slow down the rate at which nicotine leaves the body. Alkaline diet will reduce craving for smoking.

Alkaline foods which help to quit smoking

All vegetables:

Especially carrots, alfalfa, watercress, asparagus, potatoes (with skin), celery, and spinach.

All fruits

(except cranberries and blueberries). The top fruits include apples, apricots, melon, mangoes, dates, papaya, raisins, pineapple, and kiwi fruit.

Other kind of foods include tofu, almond, soy milk, cheese, eggs, garlic, coconuts, quinoa grains, natural yogurt, herb tea, most herbs and spices.

Many other foods are acid forming, especially poultry, meat and wheat products, dairy and rice products.

Aim at eating about 70 percent alkaline food and 30 percent acid forming foods in your diet regularly. How ever there is a strange exception for oats-based acidic foods.

You can eat oats to quit smoking. Oats help with nicotine withdrawal because it contains alkaloids which slow down withdrawals. You can also take oats supplements or tincture.

Diets to quit smoking


Make porridge of oats flakes and soy milk. Serve it with raisins and 2 pieces of fruits.
Eat some poached eggs with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms.

Make a fruit smoothie from 1 banana, 2 handfuls of raspberries, and a glass of pure orange juice. Eat this with toasted rye bread and some watermelon.


Make a sandwich with rye bread and lean protein (tuna, ham, chicken, baked beans etc,), slices of avocado, alfalfa and tomatoes. Eat this with vegetable soup and fruits.

Make a salad of tomatoes, green beans, onion, lettuce, and add boiled eggs or tuna to it for lunch.


Eat some low-fat meat or vegetarian sausages with mashed potatoes (with skin on), and peas. Prepare some grilled steak and eat with potatoes (with skin), alongside asparagus spears, watercress, and tomato salad.

Stir fry some chicken with soy sauce and vegetables like beans sprout, ginger, red peppers, baby corn, water chestnuts, etc,. Serve on brown rice.

You may also grate a fresh radish and mix with 2 tablespoons honey to drink as juice during meals time.

These diets will help you to quit smoking by overcoming the withdrawal effects of smoking, especially the effects of nicotine on the body, and the alkalis present in these diets will help you to easily quit smoking cigarettes. Please do not forget to share this article if found helpful and comment your valuable suggestions to help make this article more valuable.

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