Nicotine Foods: Want to Quit Smoking? Eat these vegetables!

Nicotine Foods: Want to Quit Smoking?  Eat these vegetables!

Nicotine is the reason many people become addicted to smoking. Once you get used to it, it’s hard to break. Nicotine is a substance in cigarettes. It has a profound effect on the brain. Narrows the blood vessels. Increases blood pressure and heart rate. The brain becomes addicted to nicotine and can not give up harmful habits. Nicotine is a naturally occurring alkaloid. It belongs to the nightshade plant family. Tobacco is part of the nightshade family. But do you know that nicotine is not only present in tobacco but also in the vegetables that we eat every day.

Although nicotine is naturally present in the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day, its levels are very low. So you don’t get addicted to them. When these foods are eaten, nicotine travels through the intestines and is easily digested. Nicotine found in nightshade plants and other foods is measured in micrograms (µg). One million µg equals one gram. Hence its levels are low. These foods can help you quit smoking.


Eggplant is a plant from the nightshade family. What is surprising is that it contains 100 μg nicotine‌ will be But to consume the amount of nicotine found in a cigarette, you need to eat 10 kg of eggplants. That’s why the nicotine in it is not so harmful to health.


There is no one who does not like potatoes. Chips, fries and curry taste the same. Experts say that one potato contains an average of 15 µg/gram of nicotine. A green potato contains about 42 µg/gram of nicotine. But their usage is less. If you choose to puree potatoes, the nicotine levels will increase to 52 µg/gram.


Cauliflower is one of the most surprising daily foods that contain nicotine. Although it is not actually a member of the nightshade plant family, it contains 16.8 µg/gram of nicotine‌

Green Pepper

Green Chili Peppers Pasta, Curries, Salad Will definitely wear it. Used in small amounts. But green chili contains 7.7 to 9.2 µg/gram of nicotine.


Tomato is a night shade food. An unripe tomato has a high concentration of nicotine. As they ripen, their density decreases. A tomato bought in the supermarket contains an average of 7.1 µg/gram of nicotine.


The most popular drink of many people is tea. It also belongs to the night shade family. Some brewed, instant teas, black teas, and green teas contain nicotine. Generally, the nicotine concentration in tea is 100 to 285 µg/gram.

People who want to quit smoking should avoid certain foods. Avoid meat products, coffee and alcohol. Because when you take these, you feel the urge to smoke cigarettes. Coffee with cigarettes is a bad habit of most people. That is why it is better to have healthy habits like green tea instead of coffee. According to the American Cancer Society, spicy food and sugary foods also increase the urge to smoke cigarettes.  

Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals is provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed. 

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