Eat well, heal well: Wound healing and nutrition

Nutrition plays an important role in helping any wounds heal, whether you are recovering from surgery, have pressure sores or leg ulcers.

Good nutrition can help the healing process, whilst poor nutrition could delay or even stop wounds healing.

Many nutrients and food groups play specific roles in wound healing; this leaflet will help you to make good food choices to optimise nutrition during the healing process.

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Eat well, heal well: Wound healing and nutrition

File type: application/pdf Review date: January 2021