Planning Surgery? Tips To Help You Recover Faster
- · Bee propolis has a wide range of benefits. It's a healing antiseptic, and a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. You will find it in liquid form, capsules (Royal Jelly supplements), and tablets. Take 500mg once or twice daily.
- · Zinc can help prepare the body for surgery by toning the immune system and helping ward off infection. It's also great for speeding wound healing afterwards and has an anti-inflammatory action on the body. You will find it in meat, seafood, wheatgerm, pumpkin seeds and eggs. You can take a supplement if you feel you’re not getting enough in your diet.
- · A diet rich in low-glycemic index (GI) such as fruits, vegetables and wholegrain cereals, will help give you more energy after an operation. Low GI foods release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping blood sugar levels on an even level.
- · Herbal liquid iron is a good pick me up tonic after surgery, when it can help beat fatigue and get you fighting fit again. A liquid form is easier for the body to absorb and is often mixed with B vitamins, for their additional energy and health boosting qualities. You can also try drinking juice from pumpkin leaves for extra iron.