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Incorporate These Go-To Foods for a Healthier You

Incorporate These Go-To Foods for a Healthier You

Recovery is a difficult journey with so many changes happening. One of the biggest and best changes you can make is to your diet. Giving up some junk food is imperative to getting on the road to being healthier in sobriety. Not only will you likely lose extra pounds, you may not realize how much poor eating habits can hold you back mentally and physically in recovery. Nutritional education in rehab and post-rehab can increase your chances of success. Find out what foods to incorporate into your diet for a healthier journey in sobriety.

Making Food Matter

The body is deprived of essential nutrients and vitamins in recovery. Damage is done to the body and it is in great need of healthy foods that will help it recover. Even your mood may be affected due to an imbalance of nutrients and chemicals. Eating right can help supply your body with much-needed nutrients. Drugs may harm your body even before you realize it has happened. Getting on a healthy diet will help you thrive in recovery. Certain foods may be more helpful, depending on drug history.

Go Pro(biotic)

Probiotics are one of the best ways to combat the gut bacteria that may be keeping you from feeling good in recovery. Alcohol and opiates have harmful effects on the stomach, as do many other drugs. A good intake of probiotics can help restore gut health. Try:

  • Yoghurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickles

Amino Acids

Getting enough protein is important in recovery. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The great thing about protein is that it helps your brain release ‘reward’ or ‘happy’ neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins. Neurotransmitters also play a large role in the success of your recovery. Try:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy

Omega 3’s

Omega 3’s are the building blocks of healthy fat in the body. They build cells and help support health overall. As the body tries to rebuild and renew in recovery, Omega 3’s will help. Great sources include:

  • Walnuts
  • Soy foods
  • Spinach
  • Blackberries


A high fiber diet promotes digestive health that helps you maintain a healthy weight. This can also help you control blood sugar levels. Fiber may help you rebuild your digestive system and restore healthy nutrient absorption.


Vitamins are a great way to increase your overall health. If you are worried about what vitamins you’re missing, speak with a treating physician to connect with what you need for a better recovery:

  • Vitamin A for immunity
  • Vitamin E to fight infection
  • Vitamins B1 and B3 for digestion
  • Vitamin C for boosting immune system

When you work on your overall health, every part of your life starts to fall in line together. If you are worried about your diet and nutrition, we have you covered. We will support your journey to a better overall recovery with nutritional support, among other things. Whether it’s diet or something else, we will help you find what you need. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401