What Are Some Good Foods to Help Me Heal After Surgery?

Health Questions

Q: I am getting ready to go for hip surgery at the ripe age of 27 after being hit by a car while walking through a crosswalk. Anyone know of some good foods to eat after surgery to increase healing?

Any secret spices, supplements, or recipes? I would appreciate any help from the Kitchn Community!

Sent by Jenna

Editor: I'm no nutritionist, but personally, I feel that the best foods for healing are those that make you feel happy and whole. For me, that would be things like nourishing soups with rich broths, oatmeal piled with nuts and fresh fruit, and big salads of dark greens and vegetables.

Slow-Cooker Spiced Porridge
One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli
Ham Bone, Beans, and Greens Stew
Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado, and Parmesan

Readers, what foods do you find to be the most healing?


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