By Michelle Edelbaum, EatingWell Digital Editor
One of my close friends is trying to quit smoking for good. I know it's really hard for her to kick the habit, so I had to pass along this research we ran in EatingWell Magazine that certain foods can help-or hurt-your chances of quitting.
According to a study out of Duke University, these 4 foods make cigarettes taste terrible:
• Dairy Products
• Noncarbonated beverages, such as water and fruit juice
These three foods make cigarettes taste better (avoid!):
• Alcoholic beverages
Researchers can't explain why, but they think that foods may alter saliva production and temporarily change taste buds in a way that makes cigarettes more or less palatable.
Puff up your diet with more of the foods that can give you a leg up on quitting with these healthy recipes:
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