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.