Protein is required for body tissue maintenance and repair. Low protein levels will result in a decrease in collagen development, which will slow the healing process. Adequate protein levels will aid in the healing of wounds. Overall energy intake is also critical, because if energy requirements are not met, the body will use protein for energy rather than wound healing.
Adequate protein is important as most of the cell structure is made from proteins. Protein also plays a big role in repairing damaged tissue. Include good protein with every meal.
Red and white meats, fish, eggs, liver, dairy products (milk, cheese, and yoghurt), soy beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds are all good sources of protein.