10 Foods That Will Help You Heal After Surgery

Foods fuel our bodies and help us to function at our best. There are plenty of nutritious foods and superfoods that we should incorporate into our daily diets, but some foods have specific nutrients and vitamins that help our bodies to heal, particularly after surgery. These foods help our bodies to recuperate after daily functions and give our bodies the right nutrients to help us heal and get back to our fully functional selves.

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We spoke with Dr. Selene Parekh, MD, MBA, and he helped us compile a list of the most healing foods. Parekh tells us that "Surgery places a lot of demands on your body. After surgery, your body must heal in order for you to return to your normal life. Your diet is essential in recovering after surgery.  These foods can help you maintain a balanced, healthy diet optimized for recovery after surgery."

From fresh vegetables to fruits, legumes, and lean proteins, the foods that you eat after surgery can help you heal and get back to normal. These foods are good sources of specific vitamins and nutrients that are essential to nurse you back to health. Check out this list of the top foods to eat when you are recovering. As always, you should be sure to check with you doctor before changing your diet and make sure that these are the right foods for your specific condition.

This story was originally published on March 27, 2014.

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.