The focus in recovery is often on therapy, going to support group meetings, and essentially doing whatever you have to do to avoid relapse. But sometimes the littlest changes can have the biggest impact. When it comes to getting a power-packed boost to your recovery, doing something as simple as making a few changes to your diet can make a huge difference. Why?
During active addiction, the body is impacted in multiple ways
In recovery, you have the opportunity to change all that. Just by stopping the use of drugs, you are doing your body a huge favor. After you work through the initial heavy detox period, your body will continue to flush out the toxins you ingested during active drug and begin the process of repair. It can take months or even years depending on the types of drugs you used, how long you used them, the dose you were at daily, and other factors – but you can help your body along considerably by making positive nutrition choices and giving it the nutrients it needs to mend.
Not sure where to begin? It is true that eating right means cutting back on fast food and eating more vegetables, and that is a great start. But if that is too much or too difficult for you to manage right from the start, here is a list of eight positive nutritional changes that are relatively simple to make that will help your body during the detox process and beyond.