There is no doubt that smoking is a social scourge that must be abandoned . As it is dangerous for the individual’s health and those around him . But, with some insisting on practicing this bad habit, Nutritionist Janine Awwad Al-Jameel provides some tips that contribute to delaying the damage caused by smoking saying that;
“The needs of each smoker vary according to the number of cigarettes smoked during the day” .
In general, the smoker needs some essential vitamins that are rapidly lacking in his body:
- Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and removes toxins from the body.
- Vitamin E protects the body’scells, especially that the smoker is more likely to develop lung cancer.
- Vitamins “B” : have a positive effect in reducing the risk of suffering from lung cancer, especially B6 and B9 and B12.
- Vitamin D works on improving the absorption of calcium in the body, resulting in loss of bone mass and osteoporosis problems.
- Vitamin A ; the deficiency in vitamin A causes low vision, serious eye problems, loss of breath, and hyperactivity problems.
- Iron: When smoking prevents the absorption of vitamin C, the absorption of iron in the body is reduced, the smoker becomes more prone to anemia, less red blood cells, and increases the feeling of fatigue, diarrhea, muscle weakness, memory loss and others … ”
Dietitian Janine advises smokers to:
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats.
- Stop drinking bananas, and those that contain caffeine.
- Secure some continuous sleep hours during the night
- Do some exercise, to improve blood circulation and allow the oxygen to enter the arteries of the body.
- Drink plenty of water to help remove toxins from the body
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