Foods That Facilitate Healing
Healing foods, such as milk, yogurt, orange, and pineapple, are important in recovery after surgery because they facilitate the formation of tissue that closes wounds and helps to diminish the scar mark.
To improve healing it is also important to keep the body well hydrated because the skin becomes more elastic and the scar looks better. A good solution can be water-rich foods like orange, watermelon and the broths you can eat at lunch or dinner.
Check out in the table examples of foods that contribute to a better healing of the skin and that should be consumed postoperatively or after a cut or to get a tattoo or percussion:
Foods rich in Proteins
Lean meat, egg, fish, gelatine, milk and dairy products
They aid in the formation of tissue that will be needed to close the wound.
Foods rich in Omega 3
Sardine, salmon, tuna or chia seeds
Reduces inflammation facilitating healing.
Orange, strawberry, pineapple or kiwi
Important in the formation of collagen, it helps the skin to become firmer.
Foods rich in Vitamin K
Broccoli, asparagus or spinach
They aid in clotting by stopping bleeding and facilitating healing.
Foods rich in Iron
Liver, egg yolk, chickpeas, peas or lentils
Helps keep healthy blood cells, which are important for bringing nutrients to the wound site.
Valine- rich foods
Soybeans, Brazil nuts, barley or eggplant
They improve the quality of tissue regeneration.
Foods rich in Vitamin E Sunflower, hazelnut or peanut seeds Improves the quality of the skin formed.
Foods rich in Vitamin A
Carrot, tomato, mango or beet
They are good for preventing inflammation of the skin.
Taking the Cubitan food supplement may be helpful in facilitating the healing process, especially in the case of wounds in bedridden individuals.
What not to eat for good healing
Some foods, such as candy, soda, fried or sausage, for example, can impair healing because sugar and fat make it difficult for blood to circulate, which is essential for nutrients to reach the wound to heal the tissue.
Therefore, you should exclude from the food everything that has fat and especially sugar, such as sugar powder, honey, yogurt, cake, soda, candies, chocolates, ice cream, sweet biscuits that are stuffed or not. A good strategy is to look at the label of industrialized foods and check if there is sugar and how much sugar.
Sometimes the sugar is hidden with some strange names like maltodextrin or corn syrup. See the amount of sugar in food from day to day.
Diet to facilitate post-operative healing
A good meal option to eat in the postoperative is to take a vegetable soup, beat in the blender with a string of olive oil. This first meal should be liquid and can even be taken in a glass with straw to make it easier.
When the patient is less nauseated, you can make a light meal, giving preference to stews. A good tip is to eat 1 serving of grilled or cooked salmon, seasoned with herbs with boiled egg and broccoli, and 1 glass of orange juice whipped with strawberries.
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