St. Luke's B.E.S.T.


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Pre-Surgery Protein Goals:
Female: consume at least 65-82 grams of protein per day
Male: consume 87-109 grams of protein per day

Food is Fuel

Food is fuel and your body needs a lot of good fuel before and after surgery. Eating a balanced diet of nutrient rich ingredients helps your body heal and recover after surgery. So if getting back on your feet soon after surgery sounds good to you, be sure to follow our food and meal recommendations leading up to your procedure.

Remember, your body burns a lot of energy during surgery. The B.E.S.T. options are those that come from every food group: fruits; vegetables; lean meats; healthy fats found in nuts, seeds, olive oil and avocados; and foods high in fiber like legumes and whole grains. A helpful resource can be found at