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6 Healing Foods That Help in Recovery

Jan 18, 2018 | Recovery, Treatment

Recovery is a time in our lives to get better, which also includes getting our bodies healthier. Once we stop using toxic substances in copious amounts, we can better ourselves by making healthier decisions with our food. We most likely badly mangled our bodies with the extent of our addiction, but the body is has an amazing way of rejuvenating itself in recovery. Getting proper nutrition in recovery is a fundamental building block to ensure healthy living.

Fruits and vegetables have necessary vitamins and nutrients that have what the body needs to help repair itself. Foods that are unprocessed also make a huge difference in the healing process of recovery.




This superfood has a long list of benefits to promote. The most notable to endorse for blueberries is that they have antioxidants in them. Antioxidants are curative in clearing out toxins that infiltrate our bodies during addiction. Our immune systems can improve through the detoxification of our bodies which makes blueberries a good choice for a healthy food.




We may think of pumpkin with the pumpkin spice craze that seems to impale our society during the fall season, but pumpkin is actually a great food to include in our diet throughout the whole year. Pumpkin has enough of Vitamin A that furthers renewal in our bodies through new cell division and helps keep our immune system in check.  




Drugs and alcohol do not process amino acids in the correct manner. A banana is consisted of tryptophan, which is instrumental for producing serotonin for sleep and relaxing, and helps combat depression.




Kale, broccoli, and other members of the brassicaceae family provide vast support in liver detoxification. Fat-soluble toxins can build up over years of addiction and their eliminating them by putting kale into your diet can make the process in the liver more manageable.




“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and a goal we would like to live by to help give the medical professional a break from our addictions. More importantly apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin that provides protection and boosting to the brain cells during oxidation. Quercetin is most potent in the skin of the apple.




Packed with micronutrients that are essential for healing methods in the body, spinach is a healthy choice for reducing damage caused by toxins residing in the body. The anti-inflammatory benefits that spinach provides can help rebuild damaged tissue that otherwise took a beating during our addiction.

The body can be regenerated in any stage of our recovery by changing up the food we consume. Healthy nutrition can help to heal the body during recovery with a more thoughtful diet.

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