Diet and nutrition in case of fracture
The recovery period after the fracture may drag on for many months. At this time, much attention is paid to physiotherapy, massage procedures, lotions, herbal baths, physiotherapy and proper nutrition.
During a breakthrough, the body must necessarily receive useful substances and vitamins. Scientists have long proven that with nutrition is associated not only the working capacity of the whole organism, but also its individual parts. Therefore, during the regeneration of bone tissue, calcium, silicon, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, folic acid, as well as vitamins B, C, D, E, F should be added to the daily diet.
Nutrition for fracture
Nutrition for bone fractures should contain a large amount of calcium. At this time, it is necessary to lean heavily on products in which this macro-element is contained in huge quantities. Calcium is the main “participant” in the formation of bone tissue, so it is so important. It can be found in dairy products, colored and white cabbage, sesame seeds and redfish.
For active regeneration of bone tissue, calcium should closely interact with magnesium, which is found in large quantities in bananas, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds.
But for the correct assimilation of calcium and magnesium, the participation of vitamin D is necessary. Its large content is found in fish oil, butter, caviar, egg yolk, parsley, and nettle. It should be remembered that the required amount can be obtained simply by walking along the street in sunny summer weather. However, everything is good in moderation, and a fifteen-minute promenade is enough to saturate your body with this useful vitamin.
Zinc plays a huge role in influencing the human body, taking an active part in metabolism, maintaining the immune system, improving the absorption of vitamin E and increasing the effects of vitamin D. An excellent source of zinc is beef liver, pork, chicken, dairy products, eggs, legumes, and mushrooms. For vegetarians, remember that proper nutrition in fractures involves the use of meat foods because they contain a huge amount of zinc.
During the recovery period, the ration of the victim must include vitamin B6 and folic acid. There are contained in beet, legumes, lentils, wheat germ.
Diet for fractures of the bones of the legs includes the mandatory use of certain foods. These include:
- Dairy. Fresh milk should be constantly present in the nutrition of the victim. Do not forget about cheese, cottage cheese, natural yogurt;
- meat and fish;
- Buckwheat and rice porridge. They contain a large number of useful substances and trace elements: iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B6 and B12;
- Vegetables: white cabbage and cauliflower, spinach, carrots, potatoes, parsley;
- Fruit. Especially useful fruits include kiwi, orange, bananas, apples, and tangerines.
If you want your limb to heal faster, you need to forget about harmful products for a while. These include:
- Alcohol is the way it can lead to the suspension of the activity of cells responsible for the formation of bone tissue.
- Caffeine is able to wash out calcium from the body, which is simply necessary for the development and strengthening of the bone. As a result, it is worth forgetting about all products that have caffeine in their content: chocolate, coca-cola, black tea.
- Sausages, smoked products, chips, crackers, cakes, cakes, cookies, fast food. These products do not contain even a minimum amount of useful substances or minerals, so using them will not bring any benefit. The only thing you can expect from these delicacies is weight gain.
The daily diet should be divided into several parts. It is advisable to eat five or six times a day. During the day, you need to carefully monitor the fluid intake. Insufficient amount of it can contribute to the inflammation in the joints, excessive weight, swelling, poor health, increased pressure.
Fracture is always associated with bed rest, so at this time you do not need to forget about the caloric content of foods. If before the injury the patient was in constant motion, while consuming a large number of calories, but at the same time actively burned them, during illness, excessive consumption of high-calorie food can lead to excess weight. Walking in the fresh air and light physical exercises allow you to quickly come back to normal.
Everyday use of necessary vitamins, micro- and macronutrients, promote rapid bone splicing. Therefore, during the rehabilitation period, you should not despair, you must remember that proper nutrition is the key to a quick recovery.