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Are there any recipes for alcoholism?

Any recipes that help alcoholics with nutrition?

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4 years ago

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There's a link between blood sugar and alcoholism. So, try to reduce the amount of fruits and sugary boosts. Also, alcohol depletes a wide range of nutrients, including B vitamins, and so it is important to ensure that your diet supplies enough...
Vitamin B1 (thiamin)- spinach, lentils, beans, brown rice, nuts, wheat germ
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)- leafy greens, almonds, mushrooms
Vitamin B3 (niacin)- broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, dates, sweet potato, avocado, nuts
Pantothenic acid- whole grains, legumes, royal jelly
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)- nutritional yeast, wheat germ, bananas, nuts, oranges
Vitamin B12- only found in animal proteins or fortified foods (fish, eggs, meats, or supplements)
Folic Acid- beans, greens, broccoli, pears

In addition, other nutrients like vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, etc. are important as well. Check out this link here: http://www.bouldermedicalcenter.com/articles/Alcohol_Nutrition.htm

Sarah provided some great recommendations for liver health in a previous post too:
Pay attention to simple carbohydrates and reduce the foods with high amounts of sugar and starch. Check out this blog here for more info on this:http://nutribulletblog.com/blasting-for-blood-sugar-control/
Also:
- the herb milk thistle helps with liver health
- betaine found in beets, broccoli, grains, and spinach may help protect against harmful fatty deposits in the liver.
-Selenium (Brazil nuts), vitamin E (sunflower seeds/almonds/leafy greens), and probiotics (kombucha) have also been linked to improvements in liver health.
-Using nutrient dense superfoods can help provide the body with crucial nutrition. Foods like kale, broccoli, blueberries, turmeric, ginger, hemp seeds, dark leafy greens and dark leafy greens are all packed with nutrients.

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