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Trying to quit smoking? Eat your fruits and vegetables and your chances of successfully kicking the habit will increase tremendously.A study by University of Buffalo researchers found that smokers who incorporated a heavy diet of fruits and vegetables were three times as likely to not smoke for 30 days than people who didn’t consume a produce-heavy diet, HealthDay reported.
The researchers randomly surveyed 1,000 smokers who were at least 25 years old and then called back 14 months later for a follow up.
Measuring dependence and abstinence, they found that higher fruit and vegetable consumption led to fewer cigarettes being smoked and a longer period of time between lighting up, according to the study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.
This trend proved true regardless of gender, age and ethnicity, according to HealthDay.
Researchers think one possible reason for decreased cigarette use is that cigarettes taste worse if you have the taste of fruits and veggies still in your mouth.
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