The Importance of Nutrition with TBI
Brain injuries disrupt the ability for your brain to function and think clearly. They may also affect your sense of smell or taste and/or affect your hormones.
Most of us have heard the phrases “feed your body, feed your brain” or “you are what you eat”. Scientists have proven that deficiencies in certain nutrients and unhealthy food choices are detrimental to the functioning of your brain, whether you have a brain injury or not. If one looks up the meaning of injury it will be described as hurt, harmed or damaged. Some of the antonyms for these words are healthy, healed, and cured.
What you eat and what nutrients and vitamins your body takes in will be essential in the recovery of a Traumatic Brain Injury. It is important that changes are made to your diet at the initial stages of recovery. Nutritionists trained in treating Traumatic Brain Injuries and your doctor are the best people to consult with to devise a nutritional plan specific to your needs and narrow down what exact fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, meat, and dairy you should eat, as some are better than others. The brain needs different types of nutrients derived from various healthy food sources. Your brain being approximately 60% fat will require large amounts of fatty acids. You must avoid alcohol, processed sugar, fried and salty foods, and caffeine.
It is important to understand and choose the best legal team and health care providers at the onset of your injury. They will provide you and your family with guidance and support while working towards recovery. Oatley Vigmond specializes in Personal Injury Law. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyers, along with the accident benefit specialists, are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.
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