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Eating Important for Healing

May 15, 2018

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If you are recovering from an ailment or surgery, take the help of nutritional foods to speed up the healing process.TIMELY diagnosis, good treatment and in some cases surgery are essential to heal from an ailment. Post-surgery requires adequate calories and nutrients to fully recover from the procedure. Eating the right foods after surgery can reduce risk of infection, aid speedy healing and increase strength and energy to resume your daily activities without any physical limitations.

 

The foods to be eaten can vary depending on the type of surgery and any medications you may be on. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your specific post-surgery dietary requirements.

 

Listed here are some meals and vitamins and minerals you should focal point on on your put up-surgery weight-reduction plan.

 

VITAMIN C

 

Citrus foods, kiwi, Peppers and broccoli

 

Vitmin C helps to build new protein for the skin, scar tissue, ligaments and blood vessels besides helping our body to maintain cartilage and bone tissues. Vitamin C also off ersinternal protection against free radicals that come from our external environment like the foods we eat, heavy workouts and the chemicals we are exposed to.

 

VITAMIN A carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach Vitamin A is responsible for the production of white blood cells in our body which are the soldiers of our body as they help fi ght off infection and viruses. The body relies on the white blood cells to protect the injury and increase the rate of healing.

 

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

 

Salmon, flax seeds, walnuts Omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce swelling and inflammation around an injury. Thus, it reduces pain one may be experiencing from a wound and promotes healing.

 

ZINC

 

Nuts, chicken, oysters Zinc helps the body to use the fats and proteins we consume. This promotes growth and healing of the injured tissue. Zinc also helps to keep our immune system strong which protects us from other infections or viruses.

 

ANTIOXIDANTS
(Turmeric, ginger, coffee, strawberries)

 

Foods like blueberries and strawberries help to control the free radicals, so our body can focus on repair. Ginger and turmeric are nature’s alternatives to anti-inflammatory medicines as they accelerate recovery within our bodies.

 

PROTEIN

 

Beef, Eggs, Chicken, Tofu, Beans Protein helps with strength and energy following a surgery. Lean meats such as chicken, turkey, and seafood are excellent sources of protein. Likewise, protein is present in eggs, nuts, beans and tofu. In case you have hindrance getting sufficient protein to your food plan after surgery, are attempting adding protein powder to drinks or smoothies.

 

CARBOHYDRATES

 

Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans

 

A common complaint after a surgical procedure is a feeling of fatigue. Carbs from high fiber foods like whole grains, beans and legumes will
help restore your energy levels without causing constipation.

FATS

 

Olive oil, avocados, coconut oil, nuts and seeds

 

Fats help to improve immune response and aid the body’s absorption of vitamins. Fat will also help increase energy levels after surgery.

 

Water- the liquid of life In addition to the above-mentioned diet, it is essential to remain hydrated after surgery to help the body absorb medications following surgery. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water every day after surgery to stay hydrated.

 

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