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Nutrients Accelerate Wound Healing

Nutrition plays a major role in wound healing process, although dependent on the severity of the injury suffered. Therefore know what nutrients are needed to accelerate wound healing.

Wound healing process is complex and through several phases:

1. Inflammatory phase
In this phase, the first narrowing of blood vessels to ensure the formation of clots. Afterwards, prostaglandins and histamine in the blood will begin to dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow to the wound.

2. Phase prolifetarif
During this phase, the matrix of new blood and skin cells begin to form, as well as functioning fibrolast produce collagen also formed.This process is influenced by lactic acid, ascorbic acid and factors affecting oxygen such as iron, copper and pyridoxine.

3. Maturation phase
At this stage, wound closure occurs in the skin, the skin began to renovate even if not closed completely.

To support this third stage, there are several nutrients that play a role, as quoted from Lifemojo, Monday, 10/10/2011), namely:

Vitamin C
This vitamin acts as a cofactor in the production of collagen, and prevent the outbreak of the wounds had healed. The source can of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, spinach, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

Vitamin A
Its role is to promote collagen synthesis and fibroblast differentiation and control of infection. The source of green leafy vegetables, fruits, yellow and orange, fortified dairy products and animal hearts.

Vitamin K
Blood clotting is the first phase of the process of wound healing, and vitamin K plays a major role in this process. Vitamin C with calcium produce thrombin (clotting main agent of the body). The source of green leafy vegetables, broccoli, grapes, avocado and kiwi.

Zinc helps the various types of enzymes in the body to perform its function, because many enzymes involved in wound healing, especially the production of collagen. Besides helping the process of cell division that allows the body to use a particular protein. The source of seafood, lamb, red meat, cereals. asparagus, cabbage, peas, miso and sesame seeds.

In the process of collagen synthesis, iron is required for the hydroxylation of proline and lysine. If the iron deficiency (anemia) will interfere with wound healing. Source can be from turmeric, green beans, aspragaus, tofu, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, scallions, seaweed, beef and deer.

Copper (copper)
Copper helps the enzyme lysyl oxidase to produce collagen and elastin, which serves to promote wound healing faster. The source of tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, ginger, mustard greens, eggplant, asparagus, sunflower seeds, peppermint, radish, crimini mushrooms and tempeh.