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Quit Smoking

Are there foods I can eat to prevent nicotine cravings?

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  • AXimena Jimenez, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Smoking cessation has many health benefits; however food cravings are one side effect that makes most people think twice about stopping. The following are foods that may help with your food cravings:

    • Drinking water helps to decrease the craving
    • Chew some gum
    • Fruits and vegetables: a study from Duke University shows that eating fruits and vegetables make cigarettes taste bad
  • AMike Dow, PsyD, Addiction Medicine, answered
    Dr. Mike Dow - Are there foods I can eat to prevent nicotine cravings?
    Watch as Dr. Mike Dow discusses some foods you can eat to help prevent nicotine cravings.

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