Concentrate on Proper Nutrition for a Safe Detox

Proper Nutrition for a Safe Detox

Concentrate on Proper Nutrition

for a Safe Detox

“You are what you eat” is an old adage that is very true. Our diet plays an important role in our life. The food that we consume contributes a lot to our mindset and moods. So, it is no wonder that your diet plays an important role in the detox process. If you are coming out of addiction then it is crucial that you pay adequate attention to what you eat.

Nutrition Plays an Important Role in Detox

Detox is the period of time in which your body becomes accustomed to functioning without the presence of the habit-forming substances in your system. When you come out of the addiction, your body will struggle to cope with it. 

You might feel a lack of appetite, loss of weight, hair loss, and other problems. So, it becomes all the more important to concentrate on the food and nutrition that you intake.

A Balanced Diet Keeps You Healthy

A balanced diet that has protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals is important. It rejuvenates your body and helps in the detox. At Briarwood Detox Center, we provide a holistic and balanced diet that is custom planned for you.

Our expert dieticians take various factors into consideration to arrive at the perfect diet plan for you. Find out more about nutrition during detox.

Get Enough Fluids to Keep You Hydrated

Another important thing to remember during your recovery is hydration. During detox, your body pushes out unnecessary and remnant chemicals out of the system. As a result, you will end up losing more water. That is why it becomes necessary to drink ample amounts of liquids and water during detox. 

Similarly, your body will also lose important minerals and ions during this stage. Drinking water and liquids with electrolytes help in smooth detox.

Cut High Sugar / High Carb Meals

When you are in detox, you should not consume foods that are rich in sugar or carbohydrates. These do not hinder the detox process but when you eat foods with a very high percentage of sugar, it can make you feel good. However, after some time, your body would feel very tired and thirsty. You should consume foods with a low glycemic index which will keep you strong and hydrated for a longer period. 

On the other hand foods with a high glycemic index will cause a chaotic change in the blood sugar level which can tempt you to take alcohol or drugs.

Reduce the Consumption of Fatty Food in the Night

When you are in rehab or when you live in a sober home, you will not require a lot of energy due to your lifestyle. So, you should cut on fatty food. 

There is also another reason to reduce the intake of fat during the evening and night. It takes longer to digest fat and it can have an impact on your sleep. Lack of sleep at night can cause boredom and it can rise to cravings for alcohol and other drugs. 

That is why, at Briarwood, we have the best nutrition experts to plan the perfect diet for your detox.

If you’re ready to get help with overcoming your alcohol addiction, we offer alcohol detox programs in Austin, Houston, and Colorado Springs. Call (888) 857-0557 to speak with an admissions representative or contact us online today.

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