Good nutrition is essential for your recovery. Eating well-balanced meals will help you recover quickly and help you feel your best.
What you eat after surgery affects your well-being. If you don't eat enough of the right foods, you will become tired and less able to take care of yourself.
Be sure to drink six to eight glasses of fluids (especially water) each day.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (food guide plate) gives science-based advice on food choices for health. The guide describes a healthy diet as one that:
Tips to help you:
For complete information about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, go to choosemyplate.gov. The website contains tips and resources, guidelines, and a food and activity pyramid based on your age, gender and physical activity.
For specific questions about your health and nutrition, talk with your doctor.
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