Good nutrition is an important part of recovery after surgery. A well balanced diet, including protein and vitamin C, helps play an important role in healing and re-building tissue after surgery.
Vitamins: Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals – a substance found in plants felt to be health-protective.
Protein: Examples of high protein food include:
Supplements: If your diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, protein and whole grains, you may not need additional supplements.If you are interested in taking additional vitamin or mineral supplements, please talk to your healthcare provider for recommendations.
Find recipes and additional information about nutrition during and after cancer on OncoLink.
For recipes, current research and helpful resources on diet and lifestyle, visit The American Institute for Cancer Research.
*NOTE: If you have special dietary restrictions for a health related problem, please talk to your healthcare provider before using these guidelines.
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