Sabzevar Heshmatie Hospital


Educational Nutrition Tips on Smokers

Cigar and tobacco contained in it are the most important cause of cardiovascular disease, mphysema (lung enlargement due to air) and other respiratory diseases. Nicotine and toxic substances in cigarette smoking disrupt the detoxification process in the body. As a result The cells of the body are damaged and cause various diseases, such as cancer, increased cholesterol, cardiovascular and circulatory problems, respiratory disorders, and increased risk of osteoporosis.

Smoking also causes insufficient absorption of vitamins and minerals and its deficiency in the body.

The most important brain substance that is affected by the cigarette is vitamin C. The more you smoke, the greater the amount of vitamin C in your body and blood tissue disappears.

Damage to your body cells by cigarettes causes your body to need more vitamin C to counteract this damage. Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants that prevents the development of certain diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. . Smoking reduces the absorption of this vitamin in the body and increases the risk of these diseases.

The more you smoke, the more vitamin C in your body will be lost.

So, in order to compensate for the lack of vitamin C in the body, smokers should receive 2,000 mg of vitamin C per day, while the amount of vitamin C in healthy people is 60 mg per day.

Vitamin C is available in fresh vegetables and fruits in orange citrus, grapefruit, lemons, kiwi, mandarin, berries, tomatoes, sweet peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, potatoes, green leafy vegetables. Of course, this 2000 mg can not be obtained by food alone, but it should also be used as a supplement of vitamin C. In addition, smokers should take more antioxidant substances, especially fruits and vegetables, to reduce the effect of the damage to the body.

In general, no supplements or antioxidants should be prevented from preventing harmful effects on the body, and the only real solution and an effective method is to quit smoking forever.