Foods That Hit the 'Reset' Button

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Foods That Hit the 'Reset' Button

Healing fare for the sleep-deprived, sugar-addicted, binge drinkers and more.
WATER, CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES AND VITAMIN C

Obviously if you smoke, you need to stop—nothing will truly negate the ill effects of smoking—but if you can’t ban the butts yet, be sure to drink a lot of water. “I can’t say enough about it,” says Gans. “It’s the secret ingredient to get on your way. It’s abundant. It’s found everywhere. It’s free, and it makes the skin look great.” Think of water as a one-to-on ratio to cigarettes, according to Glassman. “Stay overly-hydrated,” he says. “It’s probably your number one combatant in fighting any smoke-related illness, because it flushes out the toxins from the body. If you’re smoking a cigarette, you should also be downing a bottle of water.”

Any source of vitamin C—guava, berries, citrus fruits is also suggested since the vitamin is depleted in smokers. Also add in cruciferous vegetables like asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts too. “[Smokers] should be monster veggie eaters,” says Glassman. “Cruciferous vegetables help the body fight against toxins, which cause degeneration of cells and aging.”

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