“”Harmful foods” after surgery is a traditional belief that says that if you don’t want your surgical wound to heal slowly or become raised, you should avoid eating these foods at all costs. But is this belief real, or is it just confusion? Medical evidence has found that some of these beliefs are actually contradictory to reality, as some of the foods that are prohibited actually contain nutrients that are essential for the body’s recovery and wound healing. In this article, we will explore the truth behind these beliefs.
Which foods should you avoid after surgery?
In addition to cleaning and caring for your wound, applying warm and cold compresses, and getting enough rest, diet is also important. You should eat a balanced diet to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to heal your wound. However, there are some foods that you should avoid.
5 “harmful foods” that are believed to be “forbidden” after surgery
This is a misconception. Eggs are a great source of protein, which is essential for repairing the body’s tissues after surgery. Protein is also necessary for forming new skin and tissue to help the wound heal. However, the formation of scars is caused by an imbalance in the body’s production of collagen, which can lead to raised scars. The truth is that the appearance of scars is determined by genetics, not by eggs.
In fact, you can eat seafood after surgery. There is no scientific or medical evidence to support the claim that eating seafood after surgery can cause any harm.
3. Stir-fried bamboo shoots
This is another misconception. Bamboo shoots, whether stir-fried or fresh, can be eaten in moderation as long as they are processed in a clean and safe way.
4. Chicken, pork, and other meats
This is similar to the reason for avoiding eggs. Meats are a good source of protein, which is essential for the body’s repair and tissue formation. Therefore, you should not avoid eating meat during the post-surgical period. However, it is important to consider the cleanliness and cooking methods of the meat.
5. Alcoholic beverages
This is true. Patients should avoid alcohol for about 1 month after surgery. Alcohol can slow down wound healing and may also cause inflammation. Additionally, if you drink alcohol, you may not get enough sleep, which can also slow down wound healing.
In conclusion, the “harmful foods” that we often hear about and believe to be harmful are actually not harmful at all. After surgery, patients can eat anything they want, but they should avoid foods that are unhealthy. The most important thing is to eat plenty of protein to help the wound heal faster. Other things to be careful about include avoiding infection, keeping the wound dry, and getting enough rest.
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