Your body needs vitamins, protein, minerals and other essential nutrients to help heal itself, so food can play a role in healing.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

  • Eat enough calories, and make sure they are balanced between protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy and grains.
  • Don’t skimp on protein. Make sure to eat at least 20 to 30 grams of protein per meal and 10 to 15 grams per snack.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Opt for low-fat milk, water, tea, 100 percent fruit juice and other unsweetened beverages.
  • Meet with a registered dietitian if you have wounds that require special care and dietary needs.
  • Controlling diabetes to help promote better wound healing. Your doctor or a registered dietitian can help you keep blood sugar levels controlled.

Source: HealthDay

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