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Food is pleasure. Food is fun. Food is fuel. What we eat on a day to day basis often becomes so intertwined with our habits, lifestyle and likes or dislikes that it becomes difficult to think of food as fuel. However, in the process of healing the body—whether it be from injury, arthritis or surgery—it’s important to think of food as more than just something you eat. Like medicine, food has very real healing properties that can make recovery faster, easier, and even safer.

With an elective surgery like a hip replacement or knee replacement, you have an amazing opportunity to use PreHab to get your health in check before putting your body through additional stress.

A diet that boosts your immune system, promotes healing, is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties will not just prepare you for surgery, but shows that recovery begins before surgery.

The full version of this article is available PeerWell--a PreHab app that helps you prepare for and recover faster from joint replacement surgery.

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