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I am scheduled to have umbilical hernia surgery on Friday,

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I am scheduled to have umbilical hernia surgery on Friday, July 26. Should I eat or avoid any particular types of food between now and then to assist with recovery? Are there any vitamins I should take between now and then for the same purpose?
Hello and welcome, Glenn.


a) Cabbage

b) Beer

c) Legumes

d) Cheese

e) Beans

Also avoid foods which cause constipation.

Ice cream


Meat / Red meat

Chips, cookies and pizza


Foods that contain white flour


Junk food or fast food


Vitamins are not necessary.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Am I correct that the foods contained in the list are all foods that I should avoid? Are there any types of food that I should try to eat?

I am planning to eat mainly fresh fruits, eggs and poultry during the week. Is that advisable?

Also, is it better for me to have whole wheat toast than white toast?

Thank you.

You are very welcome, Glenn.

Whole wheat toast is good, while white toast may be avoided. Fresh fruits, eggs, poultry, vegetables are good and are advised. The list I mentioned is just for guidance and small amount in that too may be occasionally eaten. They are not completely prohibited.

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