Any surgery is a stressful event for the organism. It also requires a period of rest before returning to normal daily activities.
And ‘well look to diet, making sure to choose foods with their properties can play a role to support this recovery. You can’t generalize a single type of diet for different types of surgeries that you can undergo, but there are some simple tricks to watch out for to recover quickly and well.
Here are our top 10 tips:
1. Rest: 48 hours after the intervention of blepharoplasty is good to rest with the head slightly raised. Take things slowly, take advantage of these days to relax and recover physically.
2. Drink plenty of water: to recover any lost fluids and keep your body hydrated.
3. Taste and variety in food: enriched with color and taste your dishes. Often after surgery appetite decreases. Cooking tempting dishes helps to bring back the hungry and to not feel sick, as well as nourish the body, which now more than ever needs to recover energy. A little tip: add some spice, like turmeric, ginger, sage, rosemary and oregano. Once you give flavor and color to your plate, as well as enrich it with other beneficial properties.
4. Choose easily digestible foods: avoid too caloric foods, fats, sugars and salt, and preferred vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks and fries.
5. Antioxidants: many foods naturally possess antioxidant substances able to counteract oxidative stress and inflammation, which often increases after an intervention. A good way to tell them apart is to classify fruit and vegetables by color: often, in fact antioxidants are also directly responsible for the coloration of the plant.
Then we find:
– Red-orange foods, which are important antioxidants for the eyes and the skin: pumpkin, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, citrus fruits, pomegranates, peaches, melons, apricots …
– Blue-purple foods are important to the urinary tract, the view and the good circulation. red grapes, blueberries and berries, radishes, radicchio, wild plum, eggplant …
– Green foods, source of magnesium and folic acid, with a positive effect on bone and teeth. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, kiwi …
6. Seasonality: always prefer fruits and vegetables in season, it is definitely more tasty and rich in nutrients.
7. Cooking method: to keep intact the antioxidants is good to prefer less aggressive cooking methods such as steaming. Avoid excessive food exposure to air and light, vitamin C, for example, is rapidly destroyed by exposure to the sun or by cooking. Avoid burning the food.
8. Whole Grains and Legumes: if consumed together are a great complete meal. Whole grains are rich in fiber, essential to regulate digestion. The bran and the germ, in fact, contain important nutrients that are lost with the refining. The peel of the vegetables is rich in polyphenols and saponins, valuable allies against free radicals.
9. Better fish meat: especially oily fish, rich in two essential omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. Avoid red meat especially if untreated or full of hormones and preservatives.
10 Crude vegetable oils: extra virgin olive oil is better than animal fats.
If you pay attention to these small details and you care of you for the period of convalescence you will see a gradual recovery in a short time you will feel better than before.
Get well soon!