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Drugs and alcohol wreak havoc on the body, especially when chronically consumed. Once a person makes their way into recovery, the whole goal is to heal the mind, the soul, and the body. While therapy and the 12-Steps can improve the mind and the soul, the body may need some additional attention. Nutrition forms an integral part of sobriety and can tremendously enhance your physical wellbeing.

Eating is one of the basic necessities that are included as part of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Still, after getting sober, people often crave carbohydrates and sugars to compensate for the substances, especially alcohol, that they are staying abstinent from. Instead of allowing their body to heal to the highest degree, they are replacing drugs and alcohol with processed and unhealthy foods.


What Should I Eat to Heal My Body?

Looking at the body as the housing of your organs and soul means that you need to be aware of your physical needs. Food is a great healer if appropriately utilized. Eat lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. This is the best way to get minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants into the body. These nutrients are vital for resilient growth and development after the body endures addiction and mental health issues. Plus, eating right will help you to feel better overall and lift the mental fog caused by years of substance abuse.


What Do Organic Foods Do for The Body?

Organic foods have become more prevalent in recent years and for good reason. Research shows that organic foods have more nutritional value than the alternatives. Seeds and plants are more receptive to the absence of fertilizers, pesticides, GMOs, and sewage sludge fertilizers. In fact, plants will naturally produce more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, without these chemicals. Additionally., animals that are fed organic food without growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products, are more nutritious to eat.

Most people who suffer from addiction and mental health issues can thrive from the benefits of organic foods. Thankfully, the body can repair and restore itself with the help of organic foods. The next time you go to the store or farmer’s market, check out the organic choices that are being offered. Your body, mind, and soul will thank you for generating healthier results.

At The Guest House Ocala, we have personal recovery experience, and over 12 years in the recovery industry. We have helped countless people recover, and we’re here to help you too. Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.