Delicious Nutritious Meal Service – Every Day
At Inspire Malibu, we know the importance of eating a proper, balanced and healthy diet. Adrian, our world-class chef, is known for his ability to prepare mouth-watering culinary delights each day.
Our kitchen team goes to great lengths to procure the finest and freshest ingredients. Each meal contains the proper balance of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates.
If a client needs to be on a special diet, such as diabetic or gluten-free, Chef Adrian will make sure all their food is properly prepared to meet those dietary specifications.
The Role of Good Nutrition in Recovery
There is a direct relationship between good nutrition and successful recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. People who frequently consume large amounts of alcohol, and certain drugs, almost always have nutritional and vitamin deficiencies that should be addressed immediately after entering a treatment program.
Vitamins and supplements are often necessary for compensating for deficiencies due to drug addiction and alcoholism. In truth, the proper foods are always the best way to get these nutrients.
Vitamin A – Regulates the immune system and is found in sweet potatoes, carrots and dark leafy greens.
Vitamin D – Strengthens bones and immunity and can be found naturally in milk, egg yolk, salmon, and fortified orange juice.
Vitamin E – Helps prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer and is prevalent in spinach, avocado, tomato sauce, eggs, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
Good nutrition is a vital component of successful long-term recovery. According to the National Institute of Health, people with substance abuse are more likely to relapse when they have poor eating habits.
When a person feels good they are much less likely to start using drugs or alcohol. Good Nutrition will help reduce the cravings to use drugs and alcohol. It makes sense that the better someone feels mentally, emotionally and physically the less likely they are to suffer from anxiety or depression, both of which are related to addiction.
Guidelines for Good Nutrition
- Eat 3 meals per day
- Consume more fresh fruits and vegetables
- Eat a balanced diet of whole grains and protein
- Reduce refined sugar and caffeine intake
- Water and proper hydration is essential for overall health
Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health. There are six categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from food: protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibers, vitamins, minerals, water.
At Inspire Malibu we realize the importance of nutrition and relapse prevention. We would rather prevent problems than treat problems, and good nutrition is a major factor in staying healthy or becoming healthy. We make sure our clients have properly balanced meals and we also make sure each individual gains a working knowledge of nutrition so they can make healthy choices regarding what they eat, now and in the future.