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The Role of Healthy Eating in Recovery

Healthy eating is vital for everyone. Our bodies can only function at optimal levels when they are given the nutrients and vitamins they need. Our bodies use these nutrients to conduct all the processes that provide us with sustained health and energy. When we deprive our bodies of what they need, performance suffers and medical issues arise.

Addiction is very hard on our bodies, and early in recovery, it is very much a time of healing. During this period of healing, a balanced, healthy diet is essential. The benefits of a healthy diet during recovery include an improved mood, higher energy levels, stronger immune system, and the repair of damaged organs. All of these things lead to a lower likelihood of relapse as both the mind and body feel better, stronger, and healthier.

Here are some tips for healthy eating in recovery. Remember, the little wins count, so give yourself credit each time you choose healthily!

  • Reduce caffeine, as it can lead to dehydration and lack of appetite
  • Increase your intake of complex carbs to give long-lasting energy
  • Avoid processed food because they fill you up without much nutritional value
  • Eat small meals, more often to minimize cravings for unhealthy food
  • Drink lots of water as dehydration from addiction can last much longer than other symptoms
  • Increase protein and fiber as these will help you feel full while getting the nutrients needed to rebuild damaged muscles and tissue from addiction

Staying strong and healthy also leads to increased self-esteem and confidence. You can make recovery look good!

Villa Tranquil offers many services and conveniences for those new to recovery. Learning the importance of eating healthy and how to make sure you make the right choices to help your body heal is just one of the things taught at Villa Tranquil. With a serene, positive atmosphere focused on healthy living and long-term sobriety, at Villa Tranquil you learn to thrive in your recovery, not just survive. The adventure of recovery is a lifelong commitment, and Villa Tranquil’ s educated staff helps individuals like yourself through this difficult transition. Make the call today and create a support system so you are not alone and you have help you need. Please call Villa Tranquil at 866-697-7573 to speak with someone about your recovery today!