Smoking can be dangerous and harmful to your body, but smoking cessation is often easier than many people expect and delivers hundreds of health benefits!
March 6, 2017
Pucker up to a kiss this Valentine’s day and not a puff on a cigarette. We know it’s tough, but getting rid of cigarettes in your life is one of the most rewarding things you can do.Dietitian nutritionists read ingredient lists and use them to educate their patients on what they mean. Let’s review the ingredients in cigarettes:
These ingredients are alarming. Let’s load our bodies with fruits and vegetables instead of cigarettes. Grab a carrot, celery, or pepper stick. How about a green bean dipped in ranch dressing or sweet potato fries?
Vitamins and minerals present in fruits and vegetables help with metabolism, digestive tract health, keeping muscles strong, healthy eyesight and increased energy in daily activities. How can this compare to a cigarette?If this post has encouraged you enough to give quitting a try, please call the Illinois Tobacco Hot line at 866-973-4646 for support.
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Kelley Reeser, R.D. L.D.N. C.D.E.
December 6, 2017