Diet nursing is one of the key factors of rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery. Proper diet can improve patient’s immunity, help them recover from the surgery and prevent infection or other complications. Diet for patients after surgery should follow the principle of high protein, high vitamin and high calories. Semi-liquid diet and soft diet are recommended, which are soft, light, digestible, non-stimulating and easy to be absorbed. Below is a detailed introduction from experts:
Whole grains provide energy
Fresh whole grains and various beans as main diet can not only provide sufficient energy for human body, but also resist cancer, especially corn, coix seed, whole wheat flour, black kerneled rice and oats. These whole grains can be made into semi-fluid food like porridge, soft rice or noodles.
Eat more mushrooms and water plant
Dried mushroom, flammulina velutipes, seaweed and other water plant can improve the immunity of human body and resist cancer, for the interferon within them can effectively inhibit the cancer cells from spreading. Therefore, adding some of these foods in the diet is good for the patient.
Eat more fresh vegetable and fruit that resist cancer
Fresh vegetable like carrot, radish, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, asparagus, tomato, and fruit like apple, hawthorn, strawberry, kiwi fruit, banana, etc, contain not only various vitamins and trace elements, but also saponin, flavonoids, etc., which can help prevent prostate cancer.
Ensure the supply of necessary fat
Necessary fat supply plays a fatal role in the rehabilitation for patients. When choosing foods rich in protein, patients should control fat intake by replacing pork with deep-sea fishes and poultry meat, for these foods contain essential Omega 3 fatty acids.
Choose foods rich in protein
Patients should choose quality foods with high protein but low fat and cholesterin, such as fishes, shrimp, which can be made into digestible dishes. Besides, patients can eat 1-2 eggs per day, including eggs of chicken, duck and quail.
Apart from diet, patients also need to follow doctor’s instruction and do regular follow-up check after surgery, so as to ensure the treatment effect.
*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.