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Beneficial Foods - Best Way to Heal Faster from Surgery

Healthy Diet For Surgery Recovery

 

Some foods give us more benefit than just calories. The foods listed have the following benefits. Use this as a guide to improve your health and recovery from surgery!

Omega – 3 Fatty Acids

Improve heart healthReduce risk of stroke and heart attackImprove brain functionDecrease inflammationMetabolismIdeal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 is 1:1EPA is beneficial for heart health (wild fish, seaweed, algea)DHA improves brain function (synthesized from EPA)ALA does not decrease inflammation (nuts, seeds, vegetable oil)

Polyphenols

Potent anti-inflammatory compounds derived from plant sourcesCurcumin – active ingredient in TurmericAnti-inflammatoryAnti-arthritic effectsAnti-diabetic effectsAnti-cancer effectsAnti-depressantCardiac protectionNeuroprotective effectsInhibits formation of beta amyloid (Alzheimer’s Disease)Decreases joint painCocoaImproves glucose toleranceReduces blood pressureReduces cholesterolImproves platelet activityImproves endothelial functionOptimal dose: 1 tablespoon per day of dark, unsweetened 70% cacaoGreen TeaCancer preventionCardiac protectionNeuroprotective effectsWeight lossAnti-diabetic effectsDarker teas have higher polyphenol content

Probiotics

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