30. August 2011 05:45
Are you one of the 6.5 million people that live with a chronic wound on a daily basis? Sometimes we forget that what we eat can help us heal.
Proteins, calories, vitamins and minerals are all important in healing wounds and maintaining healthy skin.
So what foods help you eat a well balanced diet and provide the nutrients that are needed to heal your wounds?
- Dark green leafy vegetables
- Citrus fruits
- Sweet potatoes
- Fish high in Omega 3 fatty acids (salmon is a favorite)
- Whole grains / nuts
- Fat free milk and yogurt
These do not include all of the foods but it is a good place to start.
Review your medical conditions with your Doctor, nurse, or dietitian before changing your diet. Weigh yourself weekly. If you notice a sudden increase or decrease, you may need a special diet or supplement. Let the nurse or Doctor know about any weight changes.
Do you have a recipe to share that you have found is healthy, tastes great, and provides the protein and vitamins that is needed to heal wounds? If so, please share it with us!