It's commonly understood that healthy eating leads to a healthier body. More specifically, though, certain foods have been found to possess specific properties that contribute to healing, which can be incredibly beneficial when recovering from injury or surgery.
|Photo by Nutrilover|
Creative Commons License
Honey - antibacterial and antiviral properties have been known to help heal wounds.
Blueberries - rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Pomegranate - features high levels of antioxidants.
Watercress - contains nutrients that build the immune system and support bone health.
Spinach - possesses Vitamin C and beta carotene which have anti-inflammatory qualities.
Carrots - contain antioxidants called carotenoids that help to stimulate the immune system.
Kale - contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Milk - calcium helps bone strength and healing.
Canned Salmon - Salmon bones are high in calcium (important for bone strength), and in canned salmon, soft enough to eat.
"Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Top 10 Healing Foods of the Decade," Huffington Post
"12 Foods with Super-Healing Powers," Care2Make a Difference