Good nutrition is vital both to your preparation for and recovery from surgery. Consuming a range of key nutrients is one of the best ways to "train" for surgery and one of the best ways to lower the risk of complications, help your body heal and recover after your procedure.
Nutrients from foods and drinks do two extremely important things:
- Provide energy
- Give your body the building blocks it needs to mend and replace unhealthy, damaged cells and tissues
It may sound funny, but think of what you eat and drink much like the fuel you put in your car's gas tank. If the gas is watered down or contains other impurities, your car isn't going to perform as well. The engine may sputter or stall, and it's certainly not going to win any race up a steep hill. Upcoming or recent surgery calls for premium grade fuel.