Use Lime Juice to Quit Smoking

by Daniel / Mar 16, 2017 / 0 comments

This is definitely some good news for smokers who are finding it difficult to quit smoking. A new study, conduct by Srinakharinwirot University’s Department of Medicine in Thailand has found the usefulness of using fresh lime to suppress smoking urges as compared to nicotine gum.

Research

The test was conducted among regular smokers who were willing to quit smoking and each one of them received either fresh lime or nicotine gum. Smoking reduction was tested by measuring the amount of exhaled carbon monoxide. The severity of craving was also measured through the use of a visual analogue scale.

How this Juice Works

Lime has many benefits that include alkalinizing the tissues that are more acidic in smokers.  It also has strong antimicrobial properties against multiple strains of E. coli and stopping the survival of Vibrio Cholera.

The Outcome

The results showed that during the 4th week, there was higher abstinence among those who took fresh lime. Fresh lime takers also had less intense cravings compared to their nicotine gum counterparts.

Ingredients

One lemon

One lime

One cup of water

One teaspoon sugar

Ice cubes

Directions

Slice the lemon and lime and squeeze all the juice out.

Put the juice in a jar and add once cup of water and a teaspoon of sugar.

Add the ice cubes and stir well.

Serve.