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Nicotine is a harmful addictive substance, which upon entering your blood stream, reaches the brain within six to eight seconds and severely affects the overall health of an individual. One of the most poisonous toxins, its cleansing from the body must be taken up on priority to stay healthy and live longer.
The first step to detoxify your body of nicotine is to quit smoking. If you are a smoker, get your body over this hurdle with a positive mind. Although the human body does not produce nicotine, it has the nicotine receptors to which when it comes in contact, nicotine binds and produces its harmful effects.
Easy to do things to rid your body of nicotine and other toxins:
Give your body a rest for few days from anything toxic – tobacco, alcohol, artificial sweeteners and additives, saturated fats, caffeinated beverages, pollutants, pesticides and artificial food ingredients. Stay away from it all.
Eat right. Reduce the toxic load off your body with the right choice of food. Follow vegetable and fruit diet for three to five days. Don’t eat anything else. Drink fresh vegetable and fruits juices as much as you want. Snack on raw fruits, vegetables, broccoli sprouts, moong beans when hungry. The detox vegetable broth is also easy on your stomach providing the body much needed vitamins and minerals while detoxification. Sip it hot throughout the day as an alternative to tea and coffee. Include garlic, ginger, mushrooms and turmeric as star ingredients in your veg diet. Eat a lot of leafy greens, zucchinis, egg plants, carrots and cucumbers. It may decrease nicotine dependence. Avoid sweet vegetables as they stimulate carving for nicotine. Fruits like orange and kiwi clear nicotine faster. These food are good in making tobacco taste bad, eliminate nicotine, keep metabolism high and replenish vitamins and minerals.
Drink plenty of water. Nicotine dehydrates the body. Hydrate and purify it with water. Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily to flush out nicotine. Try adding lemon and cucumber to the water. Being rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, it supports detoxification.
Sweat out toxin by following a healthy exercise regimen that suits your body condition. Exercise regularly. Relax your mind and maintain a healthy body through meditation.
Milk thistle is a powerful herb that works well in cleansing nicotine from the body.
Freshen up the room: Use a high-quality air purification device to keep your indoor air clean, fresh and toxin-free. If you don’t have a big budget for the purifier, keep some house plants instead. They are natural air filters.
Engage in a healthy lifestyle and cleanse and detoxify your body regularly for speedy healing and good health.
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