5 Tasty Foods to Help You Through RecoveryArtesian
Eating healthy is a good way to detox after addiction. Substance abuse can ruin your body and cause many parts to stop functioning properly. This means it’s very important to make sure you follow the proper diet, so try these tasty foods to help you through recovery.
5 Tasty Foods to Help You Through Recovery
1. Fruits and Veggies
Drugs and alcohol bring down your immune system, making you susceptible to many different illnesses. Antioxidants boost your immune system to fight off those illnesses. Fresh fruits and raw or lightly cooked veggies contain the necessary nutrients to boost your immune system back into fighting shape. An added bonus from these nutrients is restoration of your skin and hair, which is often visibly damaged during addiction.
2. Whole Grains
Adding fiber to your diet will help rejuvenate your digestive system, which drugs and alcohol destroy. Start by eating 100% whole wheat foods in place of white flour foods. Brown rice, whole grain pasta, artichoke and peas are good foods that are high in fiber and can help give you a jumpstart. Also, consider talking to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter fiber supplement to boost your intake, as well.
3. Fish, Poultry and Beans
Your body needs protein for power. Protein is key in nurturing a worn out brain back to health. It also helps your liver be more efficient. Be sure to avoid red meats, as they are not easy to digest. Instead, eat easy to digest proteins, such as the three featured on this list.
4. Anything Decaf
Caffeine is stimulating. Drinking it can cause fluctuations in your mood, which can then make it more difficult to resist cravings for alcohol and drugs.
5. Anything Without Sugar or Refined Carbohydrates
Pastries and cakes are so delicious, though! This is true. They also can cause mood fluctuations, though. They are also empty calories, and make you feel full so you’re less likely to eat healthy and get the nutrients you actually need.
Just like with any new diet, you should always consult your doctor before you begin, and make sure you fully understand your body and what it needs. Make sure you eat the right amount of each food, and if you do take other supplements, make sure they are approved by your doctor first.
If you have any questions about addiction, or have other tasty foods to help you through recovery that you would like to share, let us know! Call us today at 855.981.2020.
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