Posted by: lienkie | 2009/04/20

surgery-wound healing

good day doc
i just want to find out, i am going in for breast augmentation, and would like to know what foods can i eat to assist with wound healing, and thats also a healty diet...obviously one would be resting for a week or so, and not getting alot of exercise, so i dont want to just lay and pick up weight, therefor i would like to know what the healthiest diet would be to assist with wound healing....

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Dear Lienkie
A well balanced diet that includes all the food groups and is rich in protein and protective nutrients should assist wound healing. A basic healthy diet should contain plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (at least 5-7 portions a day), lean meat, fish (3-4 times a week) and eggs (4 per week), plus 3 cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt or cottage cheese a day, whole, unsifted grains and cereals (3-4 servings), legumes (cooked or canned dry beans, peas or lentils or soya) as often as possible, and poly- or monounsaturated oils or margarine (olive oil, tub marg, etc) (3 tablespoons a day) to provide all the nutrients the body requires for good health and tissue repair. Eat slightly smaller portions and reduce your fat intake while you are resting to prevent weight gain.
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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/13

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