Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nutrition For Recovering Meth Addicts: Foods For Recovery Part 2

Good nutrition is a vital part of the repair occurring in by the body of a person recovering from a meth addiction. Food provides nutrients necessary to meet this need. Providing three nutritious meals may not be enough. Snacks not only aid with blood sugar levels, they can play an important role to help the person in recovery to meet their nutritional needs as well as limit moods swings. Snacks can be provided midday between meals and before bedtime.

Good Snack Choices For Nutrition For Recovering Meth Addicts:
• Fresh fruit
• Canned fruit packed in its own juice
• Raw vegetables with low-fat dressing or salsa
• Popcorn (air popped preferably)
• Pretzels
• Cheese and crackers
• Low fat puddings
• Cottage cheese and fruit
• Low-fat yogurt
• Raisins and other dried fruit
• 100% fruit juice
• Low-fat frozen yogurt

Bad Snack Choices For Nutrition For Recovering Meth Addicts:
* Canned fruit in heavy syrup
* Potato chips
* Corn chips
* Ice cream
* Cookies
* Candy
* Soda pop
* Cake, donuts
* Fruit drinks, punch
* Brownies, pastries

Meth addiction and abuse ravages the body and nutrition for recovery meth addicts can play a large role in the recovery process. In following parts of this series we will look at the nutrition for a recovering meth addict in more detail as well as provide resources to get your nutritional need on track.

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