Nutrition plays a big role in any surgery you may have. Nutrition has a powerful effect on the surgery and on your pain and recovery time. March is National Nutrition Month, and it is an opportunity for me to share some information with you about nutrition. If you know me at all, you know that proper nutrition is important to me. Like other athletes, I am invested in the
benefits of good nutrition.
No one can predict the time of an accident, but most of us have a good bit of control over our elective and non-emergency surgery. In the time leading up to your surgery and after, nutrition has a significant effect on the success of the surgery, the level of pain experienced after surgery, and the length of the healing process. This post is not adequate to present or explain nutrition studies that underlie these recommendations. I would like, however, to share these nutritional recommendations with you.
Any surgery adds stress to your body. The operation itself might be considered a minor assault to your body. The anesthesia affects your body. The surgeon slices into flesh and underlying tissues. And something inside you will likely be removed or altered. The body needs the right nutrition to recover. Several classes of foods will prepare your body and speed your recovery. [Read more…]