There are many ways to make yourself look great. Surgery is one of the options that most people choose to do it. You can see the fast result. However, taking care of yourself after surgery is very important, especially the food you eat. If you eat healthy food, your wound will be better and also your recovery. Now, let’s see what food that we should eat and not.
Food that we should eat after surgery.
Water: it is the main element for your body and it is an important mechanism for healing your wound. When you drink a lot of water, your skin cells can move to cover the wound well. If you are dehydration, your skin cells will die and make you feel pain. Therefore, you need to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water for your body.
Protein: It creates new tissue and repair your body. Protein helps your new skin strong and reduce the risk of infection. After surgery, your body needs protein a lot. You can get protein by eating fish, egg white, yogurt, cereal, and beans. For those people who have the keloid scars should take a little protein.
Iron and Zinc: They are really help you stimulate the wound healing. They synthesize protein and collagen, create new cells, and healing your wound. If you want a fast recovery, you need to eat Iron and Zinc at least 15 ml/day. You can find Iron and Zinc in fish, eggs, seafood, green vegetables, and yellow beans.
HDL: It is not only giving you high energy, but also decomposing protein from muscles to use as energy for creating and repairing cell membrane. You can find HDL in olive oil, rice bran oil, peanut oil, Soybean oil, sesame oil, almonds, cashews, and peanuts.
Vitamin C: This is a very important nutrient for your body. It against free-radicals, absorbs Iron, create red blood cells, increases the strength of the blood vessel walls, and heals the wound. It also reduces the swelling and inflammation. Your body needs to get Vitamin C 100-200 ml/day. You can find it in vegetables and fruits such as oranges, guavas, papayas, kiwis, and broccolis.
Food that we shouldn’t eat after surgery.
Extreme flavors: Everyone love extreme flavors, but you need to avoid these extreme flavors after surgery, especially those who do nose surgery. You need to be careful what you eat and avoid from spicy food such as Tomyum and Somtam. During you eat these kinds of food, you may have a runny nose and your wound may be inflamed or infected. Therefore, please avoid from spicy food and extreme flavors
Half-cooked food: It is necessary to avoid half-cooked food after surgery. If you like to eat medium rare or rare steak, sushi, and pickled fish, please avoid from these foods for a while. Half-cooked food is not clean. It may have pathogens or impurity and causes your wound infected or inflamed.
Pickled food: After surgery, you must avoid pickled food such as pickled mangoes, pickled gooseberry and others until your wound gets better. Pickled food always uses the chemical substances and it may have poison. If you eat them after surgery, it may cause problems for your body and wound.
Seafood: For those who have seafood allergic reaction must avoid from it. If you have an allergic reaction after surgery, it may affect your wound. People who are not sure about seafood allergic reaction must avoid it too. You can eat seafood again after the wound is disappeared.
Alcohol: Please don’t drink alcohol after surgery! Alcohol affects the wound. It takes long time to heal the wound if you still drink alcohol. Moreover, drinking alcohol make you unconscious and causes accident. Besides, please avoid from smoking because it causes fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, have a lot of phlegm. In case that you do nose surgery, you could be risking your health such as infection.
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