Boosting immunity after you quit smoking is not rocket science, we will show you how,
but before that…
Every time you inhale nicotine (smoke), it enters the lungs. From there, it finds its way to the bloodstream and where it can work. Guess you already knew that? But, one more thing you should know is Nicotine’s main goal is to find its way to the brain. It contains acetylcholine receptors. Nicotine mimics the action of this acetylcholine itself and the brain receives signals. These signals instruct your brain to produce dopamine – the happy hormone. This handles the satisfaction you feel after every “poof” of cigarettes.
There is another hormone in the body – cortisol, responsible for stress and tension. Dopamine blocks part of cortisol, which makes your mood better. It is the balance of these two substances that determines your mood. When you smoke, the body receives a fraction of dopamine, which is more than what is more than your body needs. This is the science behind the art of addiction. the body so gets used to the cigarette, which gives it this “happiness”.
As soon as this dose becomes habitual, there are more of the receptors in the brain. To get the same level of satisfaction you need to increase the dose. And so you smoke more and more. If you do not smoke, then you start to stress because before, it is neutralized by a cigarette. Unfortunately, the body is not used to it (like drug addicts, only the scale of the disaster is much greater).
Hence, people who quit smoking gain weight. The body instinctively looks for other ways to get dopamine in the usual doses. It can do it only by performing functions that have been useful to humans (eating food, sex, binge-watching movies, and talking with people).
Quit Smoking Boost Immunity
Recent studies have shown that an increased level of stress and nervousness will decrease immunity.
What to do?
Well, in general, recovery of acetylcholine receptors occurs within 21 days. But this is only if you do not smoke at all. You can’t even once a week, and even on holidays, and you can’t even inhale other people’s cigarette smoke. In this case, 21 days after a complete refusal, your physical habit will completely disappear.
However, the psychological has not been cancelled, you may at a subconscious level miss the “magic wand”, which instantly removes all stress.
One day, I breathed-in fierce tick repellent. Bottom line – I almost spat out my lungs. Drinking water did not help. After a glass of milk, the cough was noticeably weaker – it got better. Perhaps the point is the fat content of milk. In any case, I strongly recommend drinking milk. As you will see later in this article, it has more magical effects than one.
What else to do, eat, or drink if you need to enhance your weakened body defences? What does the body lack?
Take more carrots: Healthy fruits and vegetables will overcome cravings for nicotine. If you feel like putting something in your mouth, Carrots, celery, radishes, sweet pepper slices, and other fresh vegetables will do. They are also good at bringing your body’s immunity to speed.
Gymnastics/take a shower: Gymnastics produce endorphins. whilst taking a shower shortly after soothes and relieves stress and anxiety.
Drink milk: Milk helps to remove any toxic substances from the body. That is why it is mostly given without fail at “toxic enterprises”. It binds toxins, heavy metals, and helps to quickly neutralize the effects of alcohol and nicotine.
Sleep: Constant lack of sleep will serve the poor service of your immunity. Sleep at least eight hours a day. This will not only contribute to the defences of your body, but also provide you with a fresh look and high performance.
Take vitamins: Particular attention should be paid to vitamins C, E, A, and vitamins of group B. Vitamin supplements are great, but, in general, it is better to get vitamins and minerals in a natural way.
Vitamins A can be gleaned from carrots, grapes, herbs, it is found in all red and orange fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, rose hips, cranberries, lingonberries, cabbage, especially sauerkraut.
Vitamin E is readily available in sunflower, olive, or corn oils. There are many B vitamins in legumes, in cereals, in eggs, in any greens, and in nuts.
Drink water: for the effective removal of nicotine and for proper immune function after you quit smoking, another important prerequisite is a sufficient intake of pure water (“water regime”). Engage in physical activity that makes you sweat.
Drinking water, in this case, enhances kidney and liver function.
This list of immuno-boosting measures is quite simple and does not need any supernatural efforts. Remember: the disease is always easier to prevent than to cure!