Quitter Jitters? 14 Natural Ways to Stop Smoking

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Susan Carlton on Jul 14, 2011 at 3:28PM

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Quitter Jitters? 14 Natural Ways to Stop Smoking

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Switch Up Your Diet

Certain foods make cigarettes taste tasty -- and others not so much. Researchers at Duke University asked smokers to list the foods that made them savor the flavor of cigs. Seventy percent reported that red meat, coffee and alcohol enhanced lighting up. On the flip side, about half the group said good-for-you foods, like fruits, vegetables, juice and milk, made cigarettes taste lousy. "Loading up on fruits and vegetables even before quitting might help cigarettes seem less appealing," says F. Joseph McClernon, Ph.D., director of Duke's Health Behavior Neuroscience Research Program. Can't hurt to have your taste buds on your side.
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