To help centers and patients begin their journey for better health, Wound Care Advantage is celebrating National Nutrition Month this March by offering a free patient education handout. Nutrition and dietary choices play an important role in everyday life for people, and no one will disagree that proper nutrition is a one way ticket to a long and healthy life. However, what is not talked about regularly, is how a healthy diet supports the body’s natural healing process.
In fact, nutrient rich and protein packed food can be thought of as medicine for non-healing wounds. For instance, leafy greens are full of Vitamins A & C. Where vitamin A helps with inflammation and fights infection – vitamin C promotes collagen production. Combined with the power of protein moving oxygen throughout the body, the natural healing process will be rejuvenated.
Although, knowing about how nutrition can help optimize the body’s healing process is not the same as practicing proper nutrition habits. And for the 2 million Americans that develop a Diabetic Foot Ulcer annually, knowing where to start will make an impact on their long term dietary goals. Which is why this month’s patient education handout includes not only the importance of nutrition, but 6 tips on how to begin a healthier diet and life. Sign up for our monthly newsletter, WoundTok below and get your patient flier directly in your inbox.
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About Wound Care Advantage:
For over twenty years, Wound Care Advantage has been committed to meeting wound centers at their level, providing the support and tools necessary to advance patient care and program sustainability. WCA believes that all programs should have access to innovative technology, and be informed to make the best decisions for their center. It is their mission to save the limbs and lives of patients by promoting the operational, clinical, and financial success of wound care programs.