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Alcohol Detoxification Diet Plan

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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ImageBeating an alcohol addiction starts with detoxification. It is during this time that you will cleanse your body of the harmful toxins that have built up from excessive use. No matter if you go through detox on your own or visit a rehab facility, this is a process that will benefit you in the long run.

Note: it is best to go through alcohol detoxification under the watchful eye of a medical professional, as this will improve your chance of success. On top of this, you will be faced with withdrawal symptoms that can be a challenge to overcome. Your medical team can provide you with medication to combat these symptoms.

Your Detoxification Diet Plan

During detoxification, you should alter your diet to include a focus on lean proteins, including eggs, fish, and chicken. On top of this, add the following to your diet:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Pasta

It is important to drink plenty of water, ensuring that your body remains hydrated. Some facilities will suggest that your diet also includes herbal teas and vegetable juice, both of which will supply your body with essential vitamins and minerals.

You may soon realize that the diet changes you make during detoxification allow you to feel better, both mentally and physically. For this reason, many people remain on the same diet after the process is complete.

When you opt for detoxification at a rehab center, you will have the opportunity to meet with a dietician to discuss your past diet, what you should be doing now, and how to adjust your approach in the future.

Alcohol detoxification is more than the process of cutting alcohol out of your life. This should also include a change to your diet. Even if you have eaten healthy in the past, there are things you should and should not be eating as you go through detox.

With the right diet plan, you will find it easier to make it through detoxification. Additionally, this will improve your mental state as well as your physical health.

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