Post Surgery Diet Plan

In case you have undergone one or more surgeries in recent times, you probably know that it takes more than just ‘rest’ to resume the life that you were accustomed to. For patients who have undergone major surgeries like Angioplasty or organ replacements, it takes a toll on the body to accept the foreign element. The body is always under heavy medication and it makes the patient feel tired, and this, in turn, affects the overall well-being of their family too.

A patient who is recovering from surgery needs to focus on many aspects. One of the central aspects is food. A properly curated diet can boost the patient’s recovery and they can resume their normal life in due time, and often, sooner than expected. The focus on using diet as a catalyst of recovery has been intensified over the last decade. Nutritionists and Dieticians are constantly researching, and attempting to find ways to implement tested and verified dietary plans on patients worldwide for a speedy recovery. Studies show that a diet consisting of a supervised proportion of taste and beneficial nutrients helps the patient recover fast; not only physically, but also mentally!

What is a “diet plan”?

Unlike today’s generalization of the given term, a diet plan does not only refer to low-calorie food for weight reduction. Contrary to popular belief, a diet is perfectly tailored according to a person’s body vitals, his living standards, and of course according to his immediate requirement.

We present here, a brief list that has been approved and recommended by some of the best in the field!


If you are recovering from surgery, or someone you may know is, remember that Vegetables is one of the most effective tools to heal the body. Vegetables have a high content of vitamins and proteins, but above all, they can b digested without any hassle involved.

  • Carrots- Vitamin A
  • Tomatoes- Vitamin C
  • Sweet potatoes- fibres
  • Eggplants- antioxidants
  • Brussel Sprouts- Vitamin K
  • Okra: Vitamin D

Tossing these lightly with a pinch of salt, seasonings, and olive oil can make boring vegetables taste great!


Every patient has someone from the other visiting him with a fruit basket full of colourful fruits. It is good if you are a ‘fruit person’, but if you are not, the internet is flooded with different recipes from smoothies to salads which will definitely make it easier for you to eat them. To top it all, there is an immense nutritional value attached to the same that most people are aware of.

  • Apples- Vitamin A
  • Bananas- Vitamin B
  • Mangoes- Vitamin K
  • Melons- Vitamin C

Salads should definitely be on the list for the patient. A bowl full of greens with some mushrooms and a nice seasoning is both filling and fulfilling! What is a bonus is that, with the right dressing, the salad tastes amazing.

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli raab
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Bok choy
  • (The greener the better!)

Sprouted pulses not only taste awesome but also are rich protein sources. Baked or cooked beans are also equally nutritious and easily available. Here are a few of them-

  • Mung beans
  • Fava beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Kidney beans

As Gordon Ramsay says, “Fat is Flavour”. A measured quantity of good fat is required by the body of any person, but more for a surgery patient. Fat-rich items are not only luring independently but also help increase the taste quotient of other items on the diet which are often pushed aside due to tastelessness.

  • Nuts
  • Olive Oil
  • Cod liver oil
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds
FISH (for nonvegans)

Fishes are a great source of sodium, potassium, and proteins. Fish oils have a great content of unsaturated fats. A healing patient should consider the following-

  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Sardines
  • Shrimps
MEAT (for nonvegans)

Meat is a great source of animal protein which is a requirement for early recovery. Trying to avoid red meat is a good option but it is a green signal for-

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck

These are known for a business of antioxidants. So, some berries here and there, maybe with a bowl of salad or the end of a meal, help reduce the toxins in the body. We highly recommend berries for healing patients.

  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Cranberry
  • Grapes
  • Blueberry
  • BlackBerry

‘Living bacteria and yeast which enter our body to enhance digestion’ can be termed as probiotics. Probiotics are extremely important for health. To get enough of it, a patient can consider-

  • Yoghurt
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Miso
  • Pickles

Please remember to consume eggs when you are healing. They are healthy, tasty, and above all easy to prepare. Doctors recommend that if a patient does not have hypertension issues, then he/she can have at least 2-3 egg whites daily, irrespective of their age.

A diet consisting of all of the above food items consumed throughout the day in small quantities at regular intervals is bound to show results and recovery. A good diet keeps the body healthy and supplies it with the constant need of required nutrients and keeps the mind happy. Paired with rest, medication, and regular doctor consultation, a surgery patient may start showing signs of recovery within a month, if not in weeks!

We, at TriBeCa Care, care about you and your family. Our Home Care is categorically structured to provide the patients with the support that they deserve. If you have any further query then feel free to reach us. Call us at + 913366064208 or request a callback. Email us at