Cooking Tips for the Savvy Smoker
- Fruits and Vegetables are your Best Friends: Carry these along as tasty and sweet snacks, serve them on the side, or dish them up as a main course. Whatever you do, seven servings a day is the magic number. Plus, snacking on fruit can help you delay your next cigarette or skip it all together!
- Not all Oils are Created Equal: Veer towards choices like olive, peanut, soybean, corn, and sunflower oils. These are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and help control unhealthy cholesterols in your blood stream.
- Switch Out the Salt: Salt is a big source of sodium, which elevates the blood pressure. Experiment with other flavour boosters like herbs, spices, salsa and condiments such as mustard and tartar sauce instead.
- Save the Sugar: Do you know that many drinks sold as healthy choices are actually saturated in sugar? For example, fruit juices have as much sugar as you would find inside a can of pop. Next time you want to drink something tasty, try out flavoured no-calorie soda waters instead.
- The Wherewithal for Smart Withdrawal: It’s not unusual for people who are quitting smoking to make up for that feel-good sensation of cigarettes by eating sweets instead. Choose dark chocolate or fresh berries instead of refined sugars like gummies or brownies.