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8 Healthy Foods Tips for You after Surgery

Lean Protein

Lean protein is high in lean meats, such as pork, turkey, and chicken. Fish and seafood can also be great sources of this macronutrient. However, it is not recommended to consume red meat like pork or beef because high saturated fat levels would trigger constipation. For vegetarians and vegans, some plant-based sources of protein to consider include tempeh, beans, lentils, tofu, and nuts. Dairy products are also rich in protein, but they would trigger constipation. Another option is a protein powder, which could be added to smoothies or other drinks.[2]