After smoking a cigarette, it takes 48 to 72 hours for your body to remove the nicotine. This is part of the reason it is so hard to quit smoking. The lingering nicotine keeps the cravings coming on strong! That’s where Cream of Tartar comes in handy, because it flushes nicotine out of your body quickly (while costing 75% less than a pack of Nicorette).
What Is Cream of Tartar?
Cream of Tartar (also known as Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate) is an acid produced in the process of making wine. You often see cream of tartar used in recipes to speed up the process of stiffening egg whites (such as in meringues or whipped cream) or to delay sugar crystals from forming in syrups. I will share some of my favorite recipes at the end of the post, but lets discuss the health benefits of cream of tartar first…
Cream of Tartar Helps You Quit Smoking
Cream of Tartar is excellent and cleaning nicotine out of your system, but it may even make you hate the taste of cigarettes. The best way to consume Cream of Tartar, if you are using it to quit smoking, is by mixing it with orange juice (and NOT the kind from concentrate!). Why orange juice? Because of the high levels of Vitamin C found in it. Smoking cigarettes tends to lower your body’s vitamin C stores. Plus, vitamin C has been shown to aid in flushing the nicotine out of your body. Start by mixing 1/2 a teaspoon of Cream of Tartar into a glass of orange juice, and drink it every evening for a full month.