Whether you’re in recovery or not, you may be trying to figure out what you’re going to do for Christmas or New Years. Both of these holidays can bring about a lot of stress and anxiety if you hold certain expectations about the holiday and how it should go. Many people enjoy going out to eat with their friends or significant other, while others may decide to host something at home or even make themselves dinner at home and relax. No matter what you decide to do for the holidays this year, make sure you boost your recovery by incorporating the following foods into your diet:
- Omega 3s. Previous studies have found that wild cold-water fish such as salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel and seaweed have reduced symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as other mental illnesses. Enjoy Christmas or New Year’s this year by ordering some fish at dinner and, if you’re vegan or vegetarian, make sure you incorporate some omega 3 capsules from your local health store into your diet.
- Whole grains. Whole wheat products, bulgur, oats, wild rice, barley, beans, and soy help us feel more full for a longer amount of time and can provide a steady source of energy which will help us remain diligent in recovery despite the holidays. Make some wheat dinner rolls or wild rice this Christmas or New Year’s to boost your energy and keep you feeling refreshed.
- Leafy greens. Spinach, romaine, turnip, mustard greens and broccoli are high in folic acid, which are crucial for optimum functioning of our immune system. Scientists suggest that low amounts of leafy greens could increase a person’s chances of depression and anxiety, along with other mental health concerns.
If you’re ready to work hard towards your recovery, speak with a professional from Avalon Malibu today.
Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at 844-857-5992 for a consultation. It’s never too late, and there are people here ready to help you – it’s never too late to begin taking steps towards a happier, healthier life.