Eat well to heal well

Your food and fluid requirements will increase if you have a pressure ulcer or open wound. To encourage your skin to heal and to prevent further ulcer development, make every mouthful count and try to have a variety of nourishing foods and fluids.

Nutrient-rich foods.

Vitamin C, zinc and protein are essential nutrients required to promote wound healing.

Vitamin C

Fresh fruit rich in Vit C, antioxidants ( oranges, strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc vegetable (broccoli, red and green peppers, potatoes etc)

antioxidant 3457641 960 720 Try to include some of the nutrient rich food examples below in your diet.


• meat • shellfish • fish • milk • cheese • baked beans • bread


meat iron • meat , eggs • • fish • nuts and seeds • pulses and lentils •

Choose full-fat products rather than ‘diet’, ‘low fat’ or ‘healthy eating’ varieties, as these provide more calories.

Have high-calorie snacks in between meals such as a yoghurt, peanuts or cheese and crackers (see ‘100 calorie boosters’ resource for more examples).

aqua 3445987 960 720Aim to drink at least 1.6-2 litres of fluid per day to keep hydrated and improve healing (see ‘keeping hydrated’ resource for more information).

Drink nourishing fluids* such as herbal teas, smoothies, Taking multivitamin or mineral are helpful if you find it difficult to have a varied diet.

If you have diabetes, continue to choose sugar free drinks although you can have a moderate amount of sugar-containing foods as part of a fortified diet.

If you have any further questions or concerns about your poor healing of surgical wound or any other types of wound , please call or send an email to: .Madelena Tapliga ( nutrition and weight management, lymphatic massage therapist) ; 07947887043 ;

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Madelena Tapliga
Madelena Tapliga

MSc Clinical Nutritionist, accredited Nutritionist of UK from Association for Nutrition (AfN)
Clinical Lead
Herbal Medicine
MLD therapy My specialities: Malnutrition (diet advice weight gain), Weight management (weight loss, fat loss nutrition, difficulty losing weight, high cholesterol), bariatric surgery recovery and lifestyle advices, recovery post surgery, gastrointestinal and colorectal health, cardiac disease, diabetes type 2, food sensitivities, food intolerances, food intolerance testing, healthy skin, family and meal planning, nutrient deficiencies, thyroid disorders, digestive health SIBO, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Hypochlorhydria (low acid gastric), Immune system, Arthritis, relationship with food, nutritional support, vegetarian and vegan diets, mindfulness eating, stress management, dietary advice, recipe developer, personalised nutrition. Intermittent Fasting, evidence based nutrition, sounds therapy, manual lymphatic drainage .

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