Heal from Surgery Faster with Adequate Protein Intake
Protein intake is crucial for all elements of health. Without adequate protein intake, we run the risk of becoming unwell through various factors: a weakened immune system, atrophy of muscles, and essentially the inability to function properly as human beings. Within this brief guide, we break down the benefits of adequate protein intake for surgery recovery and also some of our favorite proteins to consume. Enjoy!
Protein is a Building Block for a Healthy Recovery
If your protein consumption is minimal, you’ll heal much slower than if you’re receiving the recommended daily averages based on weight, height, age, and gender, and activity level.
Benefits of High-Quality Protein
When you choose to increase your protein intake, you’re going to want to choose high quality proteins. This means, organic, grass-fed, natural proteins which provide you with the necessary proteins, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals necessary to see good results. A high-quality protein also typically tastes better.
Some of Our Favorite Proteins to Consume
Below is a quick list of some of our favorite high-quality protein sources to consume when you’re beginning to explore different foods to incorporate into your diet.
Steak is a great choice if you’re seeking out high quality protein which offers valuable nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Steak can be prepared on the grill, on the cast-iron, stir-fried, or any way you prefer. It can be incorporated into many dishes across many different styles of cuisine. This is a protein many of us in Texas love and appreciate and we hope you’ll try to incorporate it into your diet too.
Fish has plenty of valuable protein, but it also has a great value of omega-3s which is great for potentially reducing inflammation as your body heals from surgery. Fresh salmon is always a great starting point when it comes to incorporating fish into your protein regimen.
Chicken is a great protein option due to its lean meat qualities and ease of preparation. It is also quite versatile and can be incorporated into a large number of dishes across the board.
Legumes are a fantastic option for protein if you adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet. There are plentiful options to choose from, consisting of everything from kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc…
Protein Shakes & Protein Bars
If you’re on the go, or you’re simply too busy some days; you can choose to incorporate a high quality protein shake or protein bar. Go for organic, non-GMO sources of protein if possible. Yes, it may be a bit more expensive, but it’s for the health of your body.
Protein powders can amp up a morning smoothie with ease. Having a fruit smoothie, or even a veggie smoothie with a dash of high-quality protein powder can be yet another method to achieve your protein intake goals for the day.
Contact Us if You’d Like to Learn More About How Nutrition Can Play a Crucial Role in Your Surgery Recovery
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