A wound heals between 15 days and several months, depending on its location and depth.
Food is the fuel that allows us to walk, work, think, jump, build…!
Food is life! Some foods have properties you don’t suspect.
We are interested in foods containing vitamins and pro-vitamins A, C, and K. They help us to fight against infection and cell repair, the 2 phases necessary for wound healing. Let’s discuss vitamins and foods that help in wound healing.
Ideal for fighting against skin conditions and, in particular, stimulates cell renewal.
Vitamin A is found in foods of animal origin while its original form provitamin A is present in foods of plant origins.
It helps control the inflammatory response, the first phase of normal healing. It also helps our body to regenerate the skin and provide it with energy.
Signs of vitamin A deficiency:
Poor night vision
Poor skin and teeth
Bleeding gums and disease
The list of foods containing vitamin A are:
- Cooked chicken liver
- Beef liver cooked
- Sweet potatoes
- Cooked pumpkin
Five times more present in the body than most of the vitamins we need, vitamin C must be incorporated daily up to 200mg in our diet.
It plays a vital role in the phenomenon of healing as necessary to synthesize a protein that helps your cells, tissues, tendons, and muscles to form.
Be aware that barely 1/3 of this vitamin is available to the skin.
Signs of vitamin C deficiency:
- Wounds and fractures
- Bleeding from the nose and gums
- Pain and inflammation in the joints
List of foods containing vitamin C
Vitamin K is involved in the synthesis of proteins for blood clotting. It is effective to prevent bruising, prevents bleeding, and resolves to swell, inflammation often causes problems, not healing. It is particularly used clinically to accelerate healing after surgery.
Signs of vitamin K deficiency:
Vitamin K deficiency is rare, except in some patients with cystic fibrosis and liver / pancreatic disease.
However, we can list some symptoms that could alert you:
- Excessive bleeding
- Very unpleasant menstrual periods
- Urine containing blood
- Liquid oozing from the nose or gums
- Interactions with certain drugs can cause deficiencies in vitamin K.
List of foods that contain vitamin K are:
- Soya oil
Foods for a Good Recovery
Whether the illness or the operation was mild or severe, all doctors agree that one of the most important things to put the patients on foot is a good feed. To get there, you will have to be careful about what you serve on your plate. Let’s discuss some foods that help you in the recovery of illness.
For muscles and against anemia
After an illness, we favor, of course, easily digestible foods like white rice, white pasta or soups. Furthermore, grilled meats, fish, eggs, or dairy products are also beneficial. It will allow muscles to recover after a more or less long period of rest. Lean red meat, as well as all iron-rich foods that will avoid the risk of anemia that may have been caused by an operation. Iron also helps to fight against infection.
Fibers, but not just any
Fruits and vegetables eaten in the right quantities will allow the body to draw the necessary fiber to good intestinal transit. However, it is suggested to avoid the bread and brown rice, and foods rich in fiber. Because it can irritate the digestive system made by lazy inactivity. Drinking lots of water is therefore highly recommended, especially since hospitals are often very dry.
Healthy, fresh, fragrant, and well-presented dishes risk restoring appetite to the patient who needs it! Use it abundantly…! And you know what? Good chicken noodle soup too much good!