Meet the Recovery Super Foods

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Recovery is all about recovering your health after getting dragged through the grinder of a drug addiction, right?

One of the most important aspects of recovering your health is restoring good nutrients to the damaged muscle tissue and organs.  Fortunately, Mother Nature was gifted us with some powerful recovery super foods that offer tremendous benefit to the recovering addict.


Fish and, specifically Salmon, is full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for supporting synaptic plasticity in the brain. This helps to improve learning and habit formation as well as staves off mood fluctuations and depression.


Chicken and Turkey are staples in any sandwich and in most meals and contain a great deal of healthy proteins and amino acids. Essential amino acids are responsible for creating and repairing neurotransmitters, which are often depleted or destroyed with substance abuse, particularly opiates. Focus on getting these amino acids from fresh sources like poultry to restore your brain’s capacity to absorb dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins which will grant you higher states of happiness and wellbeing.


The Brassicaceae family of vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, and kale which are unmatched as supporters of clean detoxification and waste elimination from the body.  They are an amazing “super cleaning crew” for your liver, kidneys, and digestive system. Spinach, collard, and mustard greens are also rich in antioxidants which help to process toxins and repair damaged cell tissue. Ongoing detox is an important part of early recovery and juicing these leafy greens into a daily shake will help clean out the bloodstream faster. Add these super-foods to your recovery diet and give your body the extra fight it needs to bounce back from substance abuse.  
Alyssa who is the National Director of Digital Marketing, joined the Banyan team in 2016, bringing her five-plus years of experience. She has produced a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. Through strategic marketing campaign concepts, Alyssa has established Banyan as an industry leader and a national household name.