All fruits have healing properties for you in recovery but there are some that are exceptionally good. Nutritionists say these super fruits contain fiber, minerals, and more vitamins than normal fruit. If you feel like you need a bit of a boost in recovery, try these super fruits on for size.
Blueberries are teeming with antioxidants your body needs to heal itself after addiction. Blueberries remove toxins and free radicals that keep the body burdened down, causing illness. Blueberries strengthen the cardiovascular system by preventing blood vessels from clogging and stabilizing cholesterol and blood pressure. Consuming blueberries assists with getting your brain power back on track in recovery also. Research has shown blueberries may improve memory and clarity while also stopping cognitive degeneration as you age. More than 3 grams per cup of fiber can help improve constipation, while the copper, fructose, and sodium and vitamin content can improve digestion.
Jam-packed papaya contains papain, a nutrient that is powerful in helping digestion. Although proteins like lean meat should be part of healthy diet in recovery, it may be hard to digest. This can lead to various gastrointestinal and colon problems. What papain does is break proteins up into specific amino acids to facilitate quick movement of food through the body. Papaya is also rich in Vitamin C which boosts the immune system and wards off disease and illness.
Guava is a great super food. With nearly five times the Vitamin C of an orange, one guava can fill up your daily Vitamin C needs. It also has curative powers that help curb most flu-like symptoms. It also provides a solution for chronic constipation and diarrhea due to the high fiber content. Fiber helps flush out toxins and stabilize the digestive system. If you give guava a chance, it may account for about 9 percent of your daily potassium needs. The potassium works with Vitamin C to regulate the body’s muscle function, including the heart. Together, potassium and Vitamin C also normalize blood pressure and blood flow.
By ingesting super fruits into your diet, you can boost your body’s ability to fight back against the harm caused by addiction and start to feel better physically, emotionally, and even spiritually by eating healthy, whole foods that naturally boost your body’s immunity and health.
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