Nutrition Tips To Heal Wounds Fast

September 12 2017

It is very inconvenient and sometimes irritating to have a wound, scratch or even a minor scrape. You worry about cleaning and keeping it away from infection and constantly ask yourself when will your wound heal?

Did you know that food choices and nutritional status can influence wound healing? Because nutrients are also lost in the fluid that weeps out our wounds, it is very important for our body to increase its energy, vitamin, mineral and protein intake for the wound to heal.

Below are several quick tips to heal that wound fast.

  • Eat a balanced diet full of nutritious foods to increase the calories in your body. So munch those fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains. It will be good for your health and wound.
  • Keep protein at an optimum level. Aim for 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal and 10 to 15 grams of protein with each snack. A piece of lean meat or fish the size of a deck of cards contains 20 to 25 grams of protein. One cup of low-fat milk or yogurt contains 8 grams of protein.
  • Hydrate your body. Drink plenty of water and other unsweetened drinks such as tea, real fruit juice, and milk.
  • For people with diabetes, it is important to control your sugar levels to prevent and treat a wound.

Depending on the size and severity of the wound, it may require a higher intake of vitamins and minerals. To learn more about this, schedule an appointment with one of our nutrition consultants by calling 03 5229 5192 (Myers Street Family Medical Practice) or 03 5241 6129 (The Cottage Medical Centre).