Maintaining a healthy diet right after undergoing a head injury trauma treatment is important. The vitamins and nutrition that the patients get from the food they eat helps hastening the recovery. When the patient is eating good food, getting healed will not be a problem.
Most victims right after their treatments are not observing healthy diet. They just eat what they want without listening to the doctor’s advice. When a person has a medical condition, there are some foods that they can’t eat. If they will insist to do so, they are taking the risks of getting the symptoms of their condition back.
Aside from taking supplements, food defines the restoration of the patient’s mental health. Twenty four hours after the head injury, the patient should not be allowed to eat solid foods because stomach could not process food intake very well. Usually, concussion victim vomit a lot due to nausea being felt. As of the moment, give them liquid diet like orange or apple juice.
After the concussion treatment, victims should not be allowed to consume alcoholic drinks within three months. Within this period, the brain is still on the process of healing all the alterations done on its system due to impact. Alcohol consumption could hinder the regeneration of the damaged brain cells and tissues.
In order to guide you what food to eat right after the treatment, here are some of the list that might be very helpful in achieving healthy diet:
- Settle for grains. After the brain was concussed, energy will run low due to the clots that have developed inside the brain. Clotting blocks the regular blood flow inside the brain. Blood flow is the source of energy inside the brain so when there is a blockade, the supply of energy will also be blocked. Grain can provide large amount of energy towards the body; it could also keep the brain alert mentally.
- Food with fatty acids. Human body is not capable of producing fatty acids; it could only be obtained through diet. Rich in fatty acid foods are good for minimizing the risks of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Naturally, this kind of nutrients could be found among fish such as sardines, salmon, trout, tuna and many more.
- Bank on broccoli. If you hate veggies, you are not required to eat all of them, just broccoli. Broccoli is a very good source of vitamin K that helps restore the brain cognition.
- Eat nuts in order “not to be nuts”. Nuts are really good source of vitamin E which will help you in preventing the decline of brain cognition.