Nicotine Detox Diet 3


Nicotine Detox Diet Smoking– A clean start

Detox your body of nicotine and other harmful additives

Most people know that nicotine addiction is one of the hardest addictions to break, but perhaps they do not know the science behind it. If you are addicted to nicotine, I highly recommend you read Nicotine Addiction 101 before you read this article. I feel that if you understand the processes happening in your body, you will better be able to cleanse yourself of nicotine addiction.

Now that you have the basics down, we can move on to ridding nicotine from your system. Once the nicotine is gone, your body (especially the brain) can begin to repair the damage. This article is about how to best manage getting rid of the nicotine, then what to eat to help keep you off of it in the future.

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” – Mark Twain

A special note for cigarettes

Not all nicotine addiction is from cigarettes, so this section is for cigarette users only.

When it comes to commercial cigarettes, nicotine is the most addictive substance, but there are many other addictive toxins as well that also increase the chances of heart attack, stoke and other serious problems.

I feel getting rid of these things first will help you on your journey. Before you quit “cold turkey” I suggest you switch to an non-chemical organic cigarette 21 days before you start the detox. Although it may be a bit more work, it will give your body a chance to rid itself of most of the toxins other than nicotine before you start your cleanse. This is NOT necessary if you are prepared to quit right now. I is only a suggestion for some of you.

I DO NOT recommend the patch. The studies saying it is two times more likely to quit with the patch are faulty at best. Either go cold turkey or switch to organic (tobacco only) cigarettes first. The patch is most likely WORSE for you than cigarettes. At least your lungs have some filtration before the chemicals hit your bloodstream.

How to perform a nicotine detox diet

It takes about 72 hours to rid your body of nicotine. So during this time, your diet is crucial.

  • Eat 4 medium meals per day (never go hungry)
  • Have a good healthy breakfast
  • Try to stick with organic unprocessed foods
  • Drink 64 oz of water with lemon juice per day (½ lemon per 12 oz)
  • Drink carrot juice or eat carrots throughout the day (keep your blood sugar stable)
  • Add some fruits or vegetables high in vitamin C (such as yellow bell peppers, oranges, or strawberries). If you would rather take a supplement, please make sure it is in whole food form. Healthforce makes an awesome whole food Vitamin C.
  • Make sure you drink a laxative herbal tea every afternoon (say, when you get home from work). You want to remove any toxins from the colon before they re-absorb.

Before, during and after your nicotine detox diet

Add one superfood to your diet per week. This is smart for anyone, but critical for addiction removal. Superfoods will start to replace any vitamin or mineral deficiencies you might have, and replace some of the unhealthy “good feelings“ with real good feelings.

What I am trying to do here, is kNicotine Detox Dieteep your body as healthy and toxin free as possible, so that you don’t find yourself fighting more than just the addiction. Nothing is going to make it easy, bit this should make it easier.

Toxic Stress is another major factor in a nicotine detox diet. Do whatever it takes to reduce the stress and stay happy and centered. If something really bothers you, now is the time to make a change. Load up on movies and other situations that make you happy or make you laugh.

This diet is a work in progress, and is by no means perfect. There doesn’t seem to be much information about the diet side of nicotine addiction. But as we know it takes 72 hours to rid the body of nicotine, it seem preferable to use a healthy detox method to do so. As always, talk to your healthcare professional about any extreme changes in diet.

Thank you for all your feedback. I have been working on a good recommendation to stop smoking for a year now. It looks like I am getting really close. A few more real people that it works for, and I will post it. This is very exciting!

3 thoughts on “Nicotine Detox Diet

  • A

    First off, I’ve never stopped to write comments on ANY site before. I just want to say thank you for your article and the Nicotine 101 article you referred me to. I’m 27, from conception to adulthood I lived with indoor smoking parents. That was my normal. I always smoked periodically, but by 21 I was a daily smoker and 22 a half pack a day smoker. I tried patches, gum, wellbutrin, cessation classes, nicotine anonymous, HMO nicotine cessation phone coaching, text reminder programs… I did the work. Kept a diary. But I chose to continue smoking over and over, and could never understand why, when all I wanted to do was quit. I just relapsed this month after 11 months of being quit. Before, when I asked programs for written persuasive documents or healing process information, I felt ignored, and was only given brochures. I needed the holistic approach to address the diet and lifestyle aspect. This article and the one you referred me to did just that. I don’t know how I missed these lessons before, today it sunk in. Today I’m starting my detox diet, and I consider last night my last cigarette. Thank you so much for your article and the inspiration it’s become. Hopefully this site will be here in a year, so I can thank you again for the impetus to quit.

  • melissa jennewein

    I will start this tomorrow. . . will post feedback!! Thank you for taking the time to research this topic and write the article. YOU are appreciated!!