The Importance of Healthy Eating

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People who have been using alcohol or drugs for a while usually develop bad eating habits. Although this doesn’t sound too bad, if a person doesn’t get good nutrition for prolonged periods of time it can be seriously damaging to their health.

Here we take a closer look at the benefits of good nutrition and where you can get those nutrients from in your daily diet, and how a stay at Capo Canyon Recovery can help jump-start your healthy eating.

Health Benefits of Eating Healthy

  • Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits as part of your daily diet can reduce the risk of heart disease and protect against some cancers.

  • Foods that are rich in fiber can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and type II diabetes.

  • Food containing potassium helps to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of kidney stones and decrease bone loss.

Take in Important Nutrients

  • Vegetables are always a good bet for a nutritious diet as they are low in calories and contain no cholesterol unless smothered with butter or sauces.

  • Nutrients in vegetables include potassium, fiber, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C.

  • Potassium is very useful in maintaining blood pressure and can be found in foods like sweet potatoes, tomato products, beet greens, spinach, and lentils.

  • Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels, improve digestion, and is important for healthy bowel function.

  • Folic acid is recommended for women when they are pregnant as it reduces certain birth defects and is usually supplied as a supplement.

  • Vitamin A protects the skin and eyes and Vitamin C helps to heal wounds and strengthen teeth and gums.

Discover Healthy Eating in Recovery at Capo Canyon Recovery near Mission Viejo, CA

Learning about healthy nutrition and good dietary habits is just one aspect of drug and alcohol detox treatment offered at Capo Canyon Recovery. At our facility, we offer a wide range of treatments and therapies for drug and alcohol detox treatment.  We undertake considerable assessment and evaluation of each patient entering alcohol and drug detox treatment near Aliso Viejo, CA in order to create a personalized program for each patient in our care. Find out more about specialist treatment for dependence or addiction issues by contacting us in confidence at Capo Canyon Recovery today.

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