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What to Eat During Your Recovery After Surgery

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Updated June 30, 2014

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Include Fiber In Your Diet After Surgery

Focus on Fiber After Your Surgery

It is important to include fiber in your diet as you are recovering from surgery. Not only are high-fiber foods healthier than their low-fiber counterparts, fiber plays a major role in preventing constipation, a common complication after surgery.

High Fiber Foods:

 

  • Whole grain breads – Look for breads that use whole grains and are darker in color. White bread is typically too refined to be a good source of fiber.

     

  • Fruits - Fresh fruit is an excellent source of vitamins and fiber.

     

  • Vegetables – Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and can be purchased fresh or frozen.

     

  • Cereal - Not all cereal has a high-fiber content. Check the label to avoid sugary or low-fiber cereal. Look for cereal with fiber in the name, or stick with old-fashioned breakfast foods, such as oatmeal or cream of wheat.
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