There has been a recent discovery that using Phenylalanine in a nutrition plan for recovering meth addicts helps to restore the brain chemicals Norepinephrine and Dopamine.
This can also be termed as amino acid therapy. Essential amino acids can counteract the symptoms of depression, low energy, lack of focus and concentration. The expected behavior changes when restoring these depleted amino acids are: reduced cravings, reduced depression, increased energy and improved mental focus for the recovering meth addict.
Nuts and Seeds highest in Phenylalanine for meth recovery:
- Seeds, cottonseed flour, low fat (glandless) Phenylalanine: 1870mg
- Seeds, cottonseed meal, partially defatted (glandless) Phenylalanine: 1666mg
- Seeds, sesame flour, low-fat Phenylalanine: 1596mg
- Seeds, sunflower seed flour, partially defatted Phenylalanine: 1513mg
- Seeds, cottonseed flour, partially defatted (glandless) Phenylalanine: 1421mg
- Seeds, sesame flour, partially defatted Phenylalanine: 1119mg
Recipe for foods containing Phenylalanine for meth recovery:
Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread
- 1/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 1/3 cups whole wheat bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup flax seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1. Place all ingredients (except sunflower seeds) in the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select basic white cycle; press start. Add the sunflower seeds when the alert sounds during the knead cycle.
Some recovering meth addicts may decide to work directly with a nutritionist. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) web site can help you locate a nutritionist for your area.
Lists of more foods high in Phenylalanine for the proper nutrition for the recovering meth addict will be examined in later parts of this series.