For people seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction, regaining their health is the ultimate goal. This includes eating well, since recovery nutrition http://theduneseasthampton.com/facility/dunes-cuisine must focus on foods that are attractive as well as nutritious.
The Dunes East Hampton knows that serving its clients a healthy, non-restrictive diet will not only give them the right type and amount of calories for their needs, but seeing selections like lobster, scallops, green leafy vegetables and farm fresh eggs will also give clients a much-needed boost to their self-esteem. This is a source of pleasure that is not derived from chemicals, and that is not lost on clients, either. The recipe listed below is an example of a delicious, nutritious way to enjoy food in recovery.
Lemon Salmon & Tomato Foil Pouch Bake
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (more to taste)
5-6 grape tomatoes, halved
About 6 basil leaves
One 5-ounce filet of salmon (skinless or not)
1/2 spring onion or 1 scallion (optional), finely sliced
1 teaspoon chopped chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F. Cut a piece of foil that is large enough for you to place the ingredients on, lift up the edges of the foil, and seal the packet, leaving an inch or two of air space above the fish.
- Working in the center of the piece of foil, make a bed with the basil leaves, keeping one leaf aside. Sprinkle the leaves with a little salt and pepper. Place the salmon on the leaves and season it with salt and pepper as well.
- Put tomatoes on one side of the salmon and grate lemon zest over everything. Scatter spring onion or scallion over the fish and tomatoes. Squirt lemon juice over salmon, then cut two thin slices from the lemon and put them on top of the fish. Top with one or two basil leaves. Sprinkle chopped chives over top and moisten salmon with olive oil.
Seal the foil packet, making sure that it’s airtight and that there is an air space between the fish and the top of its cocoon. Place it on the baking sheet and slide it into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes if you like your fish pink and slightly jiggly in the center; bake two minutes longer if you like it better done.
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In order for the brain to process information correctly, our neurotransmitters must be fully operational. Alcohol and drugs stimulate these neurotransmitters, but will ultimately deplete them with excess use. Malnutrition is another common side effect of substance abuse, often requiring the aid of a nutrition recovery addiction treatment program to repair the damage done.
4 Ways Your Addiction Recovery Can Benefit From Proper Nutrition:
1. Minimize Cravings And Promote A Positive Attitude
Both drugs and alcohol prevent the body from sustaining and breaking down nutrients and releasing toxins. This can result in a number of health issues, including malnutrition. At our East Hampton addiction recovery facility, patients learn to change their negative actions into positive ones, restoring both spiritual and physical well-being. Many addicts struggle to control their cravings during recovery. Studies have show that a diet high in protein and carbohydrates can help minimize these cravings by promoting a positive mindset.
2. Help Repair Damage To Circulation And Heart
Alcohol and drugs can adversely impact the hair and skin. Foods that are rich in nutrients (vitamins C and A and proteins) can help restore these areas to a healthier state. Where circulation and the heart are concerned, a low-fat, protein-rich diet combined with exercise can help reduce inflammation, restore muscle loss, and lower high blood pressure. Foods that are rich in nutrients and calories can contain moderate fat work to restore vitamins and minerals while reducing the living swelling caused by substance abuse.
3. Elevate Mood And Energy
In order to elevate mood and energy levels, our clients are advised to eat small, regular meals throughout the day. The diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, and whole grain foods. Clients are also encouraged to substitute red meat for beans while decreasing the consumption of caffeine and sugar-rich foods. Mineral and vitamin supplements can also prove beneficial in restoring mineral and vitamin levels.
4. Snacking To Reduce Mood Swings
Snacks are a great way to meet nutritional requirements while reducing mood swings. They can be eaten before bed or in between meals. Healthy snack ideas include low-fat yogurt, raw vegetables and fresh fruit.
Smoothie Sailing – Yummy Recipe In Recovery
If you like Pina Coladas… you need to try this virgin smoothie!
- 2 cups spinach (you won’t taste it)
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 3 cups pineapple
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
Blend – Pour – Enjoy!
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