Healing After Surgery: What Foods Will Help Your Loved One?

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Did your loved one just have surgery or are they about to go into surgery in the next week or so? If this is the case for your loved one, it may be time to stock up on certain foods for them that promote healing after surgery. There are some foods that will help promote faster healing and others that will make your loved one feel better during their recovery period, as well.

Home Care Lexington OH - Healing After Surgery: What Foods Will Help Your Loved One?

Home Care Lexington OH – Healing After Surgery: What Foods Will Help Your Loved One?

Berries

There are many different berries that can be great for healing after surgery. Some of these include pomegranates, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. These berries have antioxidants in them. They are nutritious and help to repair the damage done to the body after surgery. In addition, Vitamin C in the berries helps to heal soft tissue and rebuild collagen, too. This means the incision is going to heal faster.

Vegetables

Vegetables are another great option for healing after surgery. There are many nutrients in vegetables that help the body to heal. Some of the vegetables that are the best after surgery include cabbage, broccoli, carrots, brussel sprouts, sweet bell peppers, and others, too. These vegetables provide energy to the body and keep muscles from breaking down. In addition, certain vegetables help to reduce the risk of constipation which is a major plus after surgery.

Fats

There are healthy fats such as fish, oils, and nuts which are very beneficial after surgery. Your loved one can eat avocados, olive oil, or coconut oil. These are healthy for the immune system and reduce the chance of infection after surgery, as well. In addition, many nuts have a lot of Vitamin E in them and that will help with healing the wound faster.

Dark Leafy Greens

There are many dark leafy greens that would be great for your loved one to eat after surgery. These will give your loved one many different vitamins including K, E, C, and A. Some of the dark leafy greens that are best include spinach, kale, bok choy, romaine lettuce, and more. These will provide your loved one with the B-complex vitamins they need to increase their energy levels after surgery. Not only that, but these foods will give your loved one the calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron their body needs after surgery, too.

Meats

Your loved one should make sure they are getting enough seafood, poultry, and other healthy meats after surgery, as well. The iron and protein are important to their recovery process. These foods will help regenerate tissues and repair damage to the muscle and tissues. If your loved one wants to speed up the healing of their wounds, meats are going to help them do that.

These are some of the foods that are best for your loved one to eat after surgery. Have their home care provider get these for them at the store prior to their surgery.

Sources:  https://www.prolianceorthopedicassociates.com/news/eat-these-foods-to-speed-up-recovery-after-surgery
https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_d0sr337w

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.