Foods that Benefit Surgery Recovery
Taking care of yourself is a daily battle. We have to nourish ourselves with proper nutrition, plenty of exercise, and adequate amounts of rest. After surgery, however, we have to be even more careful about caring for our bodies. Plenty of rest, proper medication, and an appropriate nutritional plan can help you bounce back to health more quickly.
These recovery strategies raise the question — “What should I eat after surgery?” Eating the right foods can help you avoid complications and heal faster. At Pearl Recovery Retreat, we provide our patients with foods and services specifically designed to facilitate and promote health recovery during surgical aftercare! Los Angeles patients (as well as patients from out of town) can learn more by calling (310) 736-1009.
Post-surgical Nutrition Guidelines
As a general rule, the American Dietetic Association recommends keeping as many “whole” foods (such as grains, fruits, and veggies) at the forefront of your diet. The same rules apply for your postoperative diet. Patients should focus on getting enough fiber and avoiding foods that will cause bloating or constipation. This means staying away from high fat and processed foods.
Completing your surgical aftercare in Los Angeles at Pearl Recovery Retreat makes watching your diet and nourishing your system easy. In fact, one of the best parts of postoperative care at Pearl is the in-room menu designed by renowned chef José Andrés. Additionally, if you have a diet that requires special restrictions such as kosher, vegan, or vegetarian, there are plenty of options available!
Some of the best foods to eat after surgery include:
- High Fiber Foods — whole grain breads, high fiber cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables
- Lean proteins — Lean meats, nuts, tofu, beans, seafood
- Low fat dairy products –skim milk, cottage cheese, yogurt
If you’re recovering from surgery involving any type of connective tissue in the body, there’s evidence to support a focus on four specific vitamins: vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and the B-complex vitamins. Green leafy vegetables are a great source of these vitamins. Sticking to a diet full of natural, unprocessed foods will have you well on your way to a full recovery.
Contact Pearl Recovery Retreat Today!
If you’re looking to heal from your surgery in a quiet, supportive environment that will give you all of the nutrition and care you need following surgery, look no further than Pearl Recovery Retreat. Your private nurse and renowned chef will ensure that you’re well taken care of and on the path back to full health. Call today at (310) 736-1009 or make a reservation online.