Suitable diet for infected wounds

Plant-based diet for people with infected wounds

What should people with infections eat?

The diet for any type of infection, including infected wounds,  must be suitable  in energy and proteins so that the organism has all the necessary resources for its recovery.

Even if there is obesity, you should abandon any type of restrictive diet or to lose weight and eat nutritious foods (in people with obesity it is recommended to increase whole grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables, and reduce a little more the consumption  of fats and oils) .

Main dishes with energy

Pumpkin cream
If the patient is not very hungry, add oat flakes and protein-rich foods in the creams

They are those that provide carbohydrates in the form of potatoes, legumes, oats, white rice, pasta, millet, etc.

Examples of nutritious and suitable dishes are:

Lot of proteins for infected wounds

It is recommended to consume foods rich in proteins in the main meals, such as eggs. In vegetarian diets, protein supplements are recommended.

Little fat in case of infections

The most recommended is to cook with little oil and add a splash of oil on the plate. Garlic oil may be suitable (oil marinated in garlic is antibiotic).

Do not overload oil meals (fried or excessive dressing). The most recommended oil is virgin olive oil (for cooking and dressing), or unrefined sunflower oil obtained from first cold pressing (seed oils should only be used raw, do not cook with them).

To take into account when cooking

  • You can use salt (more recommended if there is diarrhea), but you should avoid foods with a lot of salt such as ham, sausages, canned fish, preserves and processed meats.
  • Cook softly at low temperature, such as boiled, steamed, soups, creams or grilling at low temperature. Do not burn food or smoke oil. Too much heated oils and burned food generated toxins that can aggravate infections.
natural treatment infections infectious diseases, antibiotic and diet
Summary of the natural treatment for infections. Although many people refuse the use of antibiotics, it is safest when there is a high risk of infection or the infection has already been established. The healthy organism can recover from the side effects of antibiotics (mainly weakening of the intestinal flora and digestive discomfort))

Recommended foods for infectious diseases

carrot juice
Natural carrot juice is highly recommended for its antioxidant and healing power

In addition to antibiotic treatment, there are some plant-based food  remedies that can improve the effectiveness of medications and help improve health status and shorten recovery time.

  • Garlic (Allium sativum): It is one of the most potent natural antibiotics. It helps to fight infections due to its vitamin B6 content and its antibiotic properties.
  • Bee pollen: It is recommended because it is a food rich in amino acids and contains a lot of  beta carotene. (2-3 teaspoons of pollen a day, for 2-3 days to observe improvement)
  • Ginger: Helps to improve digestions and has antibiotic properties. (Infusion of fresh ginger)
  • Natural homemade carrot juice: It is one of the most potent foods to help heal wounds. Add half an orange or a lemon squeezed to get more vitamin C (essential for the synthesis of new tissues). (Take 2 or 3 juices of carrots for 2-3 days for a visibly faster recovery and disappearance of the scar) (Ideal to add 1 tablespoon of pollen in the juices).

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

7 December, 2020

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