Importance of Proper Nourishment
Many people underestimate the role that healthy nutrition plays in early recovery. Most addicts are not focused on eating proper meals that are balanced and chockfull of vitamins and minerals that their bodies need. Those who are suffering from alcohol or drug use disorders are more focused on quickly finding the next fix.
Proper nutrition is important for creating and sustaining the right conditions for addiction recovery. Research shows that improved treatment outcomes are attainable when nutritional needs are incorporated in treatment delivery.
An example of a gourmet meal prepared for addiction recovery at Bluff Plantation is our salmon cakes with zucchini fennel slaw, served with julienne vegetables and for dessert, a scoop of rose water gelato.
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Increased Dopamine for Dinner
Our cuisine takes into consideration the strong link between the right nutrients and the recovering addict's brain. When alcohol or drugs are consumed, certain neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, are released causing an intense and heightened experience that addicts quickly crave to re-visit.
Bluff Plantation's executive chef and staff prepare meals appropriate for curbing cravings that can lead to addiction relapse. By adding foods rich in amino acids, the building blocks of dopamine and serotonin, brain chemistry can be changed to help normalize and restore deficiencies. Such foods include eggs, fresh fish, poultry, vegetables, beans, and nuts. Our foods are fresh and organic and prepared daily by our team of culinary experts.
Over time, poor nutrition causes malabsorption and metabolic problems. Important vitamins such as A, B, D, E, and K are slowly depleted and the basic functions of the body run the risk of failing due to addiction. Good nutrition can help heal damage to the body caused by the depletion of nutrients common in substance abuse.
Bluff Plantation's nutrition counselors and registered dieticians are focused on educating our clients on the importance of proper eating. We share the facts so that you can incorporate nutritional changes in your life as you continue to recover.
Eating Right Post-Treatment
At Bluff Plantation, we believe that proper nutrition is crucial in restoring an addict's health. The right foods can work miracles in the lives of early recovering addicts. We set the framework for selecting the right foods with our healthy cuisine and encourage you to continue to incorporate these foods into your life post-treatment.