Fruits and Veggies Intake Can Help Reduce Smoking

June 12, 2012 / No Comments

Looking for a way to quit smoking? Eating fruits and vegetables may help you quit smoking. A new study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research observed that smokers who ate the most fruit and vegetables were three times more likely to be tobacco-free as compared to those people who ate fewer amounts of fruits and veggies.

Fruits and Veggies Fruits and Veggies Intake Can Help Reduce Smoking

Also, people who consumed more fruits and vegetables smoked fewer cigarettes per day. Another observation is that they also waited longer to smoke their first cigarette of the day. These people scored lower on a commonly-used test of nicotine dependence.

Well, what could be the reason for this? Even the researchers have not zeroed into on any particular reason regarding this. They have in fact come up with several explanations.

People who consume a lot of fruits and vegetables may be less nicotine dependent, or may have a decreased desire to smoke.

According to study researcher Jeffrey P. Haibach, fruits and vegetables are also high in fiber, which gives people a sense of satiety or fullness so that they feel less of a need to smoke.

Could this be a potential way to quit smoking? We have to wait and see till more studies are done in this regard.