Best Foods That Are Good for Addiction Recovery
Addiction leaves a trail of brutal physical, mental and emotional damage. During addiction recovery, antioxidants help rebuild your immune system and hasten your body’s cleansing process during detox and withdrawal. It is common knowledge and a universally accepted fact that the foods we eat affect our body. What you eat and even when you eat can have a tremendous impact on your successful recovery. We at Sunshine Wellness Centre, one of the best detoxification centres in India place great importance on and always advice our clients to eat immune boosting foods during and after addiction recovery. By eating healthy, you are giving your body the essential vitamins and minerals that it requires. Through this, you are able to speed up your addiction recovery, enhance your well-being, maintain and rejuvenate energy, elevate your mood, and keep your vital organs functioning properly
We at Sunshine Wellness Centre, one of the best drug addiction rehabilitation centres in Mumbai, India believe that it is all the more important for people who are trying to recover from an addiction that they adhere to a well-planned, immune boosting meal plan But with our experience of handling scores of addicts in our alcohol rehabilitation centres in Mumbai, India we are fully aware that there is no one size fits all dietary regimen for recovery and that everyone is different and so are their types of addictions.
A well-balanced diet is good for an early recovery:
In our detoxification centres in India we provide a well-planned and diversified rehab meal plan A diet that includes a range of whole foods that have not been artificially processed like fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy products. The nutrients in whole foods are good for recovery as they boost mental health and good mood, soften the withdrawal symptoms and speed up your addiction recovery process
The experienced nutritionists at our drug addiction rehabilitation centres in Mumbai, India have developed special immune boosting meal plans that include:
Soups, Stews and Smoothies as they are hydrating foods. That’s because addiction strains your health, and your body finds it difficult to digest the fibre-packed foods But soups, smoothies and stews are easier to digest, and they are super hydrating that helps your body dispose off the drug metabolites out of your body and helps reduce the severity of detoxification symptoms like giddiness, weakness vomiting, anxiousness and depression.
Fermented foods boosts gut health and affects how we feel, think, and behave. This produces neurotransmitters like serotonin, GABA, and dopamine that help you stay sober and rebalance the ratio of good to nasty bacteria in the gut. A balanced microbiome results in easing pain, improve mood and energy levels. So eating all sorts of fermented vegetable products -in addition to pickles is good for you
Foods that contain the amino acid tyrosine that makes you feel good. Bananas, sunflower seeds, soybeans, lean beef, lamb, pork, whole grains and cheese contain high amount of tyrosine.
Foods that are rich in L-glutamine, offers you greater immunity and antioxidant benefits, as well as helps reduce your craving for sugar. Dark, leafy greens like kale, spinach, parsley, beets, carrots, beans, sprouts, celery, papaya and protein-rich foods like beef, chicken, fish, dairy products and eggs are foods that are all rich in L-glutamine and can help you greatly in your recovery process.
Foods rich in antioxidants, magnesium, and omega-3’s are great to improve lungs; that results in improving your breathing and blood flow. They include green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, blueberries, strawberries as well as leeks, onions, artichokes and pecans ,flax seeds or oil, salmon, chia seeds, kidney beans, pinto beans, artichokes, and apples.
Foods that contain tryptophan, which lifts your levels of the “happymood” like cheese, turkey, lamb, pork, tuna fish, oat bran and beans and lentils.
Foods high in sulfur can help to detoxify the liver while foods high in antioxidants can help to heal it. Garlic, onions, broccoli,sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, beetroot, and lemon are all detoxifiers while prunes, raisons, berries, plums, oranges, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, apples and pears are all high in antioxidants.
Foods with healthy carbohydrates such as whole grain breads, cereal, honey are great energy boosters All nuts such as peanuts, almonds, and pistachios are excellent sources of minerals and contain vitamins A, B and E, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. with flavonoids include cocoa, green tea, and citrus fruit are great to boost brainpower. Avocados, walnuts, tomatoes, ginger, and lentils are full of minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats that aids in restoring brain cells and boost addiction recovery.
Calcium rich foods reduce withdrawal symptoms and make the difference between recovery and relapse.
We at Sunshine Wellness Centre and all its alcohol rehabilitation centres in Mumbai,India firmly believe good nutrition and a healthy recovery from addiction go hand in hand. It is important to cultivate the habit of having a well-planned diet as it will help you get your body back in balance and keep you on track with your sobriety.