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Foods To Eat That Promotes Healing After Surgery

The majority of people experience surgery of some kind during their lives. After surgery, the food you eat can make a great impact on your recovery and on how quickly your wound heals. For to healing your body needs carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water (called “nutrients”) to support the repair process. 

Foods That Promotes Healing After Surgery:

nutritious diet is an essential part of a fast healing after surgery. It is important that you maintain a diet of soft nutritious foods to help speed healing, The consistency of your diet will vary from liquid, pureed or soft foods after many surgery cases for example:The mechanical soft, liquid diet is appropriate for patients who are recovering from head, neck, or mouth surgery, who have dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), narrowing of the esophagus (food tube), or who are too ill or weak to chew. The diet also benefits those who have poorly fitting dentures, no teeth, or other dental problems.

Here are some foods and nutrients you should focus on in your after surgery diet:

Protein Rich Foods:

Protein provides amino acids, and amino acids help to repair and rebuild your body tissuesCollagen, the most important protein in the body in knitting tissue back together.In the first few weeks after a serious injury or surgical procedure, your body will be working in overdrive to repair its damaged tissues.Foods that have a lot of protein and amino acids include egg whites, chicken, beans, seafood, turkey, legumes and dairy. If you’re struggling with constipation, go for the other sources of protein instead of dairy foods options. If you have trouble getting enough protein in your diet after surgery, try adding protein powder to drinks or smoothies.Vegetarians can get quality protein from soy-based foods.

Fiber and Probiotic Combination:

They both help boost the immune system and also keeps your digestive tract moving along. Probiotics reduce the chance of infections and fiber reduces constipation.Increasing the fiber in your diet with raw and cooked fruits and vegetables will make any probiotic work more effectively. 
Good sources of probiotics include kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha. Prunes are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Other sources include beans & legumes, apples, pears, bananas, bran flakes, oatmeal and flaxseed meal.Eating yogurt with granola is just one easy source to get a serving of both fiber and probiotics.

Whole Grains:

Whole grains are the best healing foods after surgery because they not only provide the carbohydrates your body needs to run itself but also contain other valuable nutrients such as fiber. By eating the right kinds of carbs can help restore your energy levels. Get carbs from high-fiber foods like whole grains. 
Examples of whole grain foods include whole grain bread, long-grain brown rice, wild rice, barley soup, old-fashioned oatmeal and air-popped popcorn.

Iron rich foods and Zinc:

Zinc helps in wound healing and growth of repair tissues and iron forming hemoglobin and carrying oxygen to your tissues. Zinc found in meat, seafood, dairy and beans and iron found in meat and poultry, beans, apricots, eggs, whole grains and iron-fortified cereals and both are also helpful for wound healing and energy following surgery.


In your diet, after surgery vitamins are the most important nutrients especially Vitamin A, C, D, E and K.Vitamin A and C both are helps in wound healing, vitamin C has powerful antioxidants which are useful at fighting disease and protecting cells from free radicals. Vitamin A rich foods are orange and dark green veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, kale and spinach and Vitamin C rich foods are citrus fruits, tomatoes, red bell peppers, sweet potatoes, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, potatoes, melons.Fortified cereals, smoothies and blended fruit juices are also rich sources of vitamin C.
Vitamin D promotes to repair bones after surgery and it is found in milk, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals.Vitamin E boosting your immune system and great for the skin, which can also help healing.Vitamin E found in vegetable oils, nuts, beef liver, milk, and eggs protects the body from free radicals. Vitamin K needed to help the blood work properly and necessary for blood clotting, food sources of vitamin K is green leafy veggies, fish, liver and vegetable oils.


When you dehydrated after surgery it's it harder for your body to utilize medicine and absorb nutrients.
Drink Plenty of fluids keeping well hydrated such as water, milk and fruit juices.

Foods to eat that promotes healing after surgery may vary among people, depending on the type of surgery, your health status and any medications you may be on etc. Avoid alcohol and tobacco as much as possible during the healing period, take a multivitamin supplement as it may promote healing.
Please be sure to consult your doctor for advice before eating them.


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