Many ex–smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they ever did. However, millions of people have been able to do it and you can too.
One of the main reasons smokers keep smoking is nicotine. Nicotine is a chemical in cigarettes that makes you addicted to smoking. Over time your body gets used to having nicotine.
However, the more you smoke‚ the more nicotine you need to feel normal. When your body doesn’t get nicotine, you may feel uncomfortable and crave cigarettes. This is called withdrawal.
It takes time to get over withdrawal. Most physical symptoms go away after a few days to a week, but cigarette cravings may stick around longer. So don’t give up. You can do this. Visit this withdrawal page to get tips on handling symptoms of withdrawal.
How to Use Stevia to Help Withdrawal and Cravings
Studies in Germany have confirmed that stevia* can help cure smoking – and alcohol – addiction.
*This plant from the chrysanthemum family, originates from Paraguay and has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries.
Stevia is natural, unlike other sugar substitutes. It’s made from a leaf related to popular garden flowers like asters and chrysanthemums.
In South America and Asia, people have been using stevia leaves to sweeten drinks like tea for many years.
For anti-smoking therapy, just apply a couple of drops of stevia directly on your tongue whenever you feel the desire for a cigarette. This simple ritual instantly and remarkably kills any craving for a smoke.
Look for stevia in powder or liquid form in supermarkets and health-food stores. You’re likely to find it on the baking goods aisle or in the health food aisle.
Stevia also handles another annoying issue with those who are trying to stop smoking. That is weight gain.
Stevia helps balance your blood sugar, significantly decreasing your desire for sweets. It is safe for diabetics and hypoglycemics and has been used with great success in weight loss programs.