Covid Home Care: These Foods

Around 88% of people with Covid can manage their illness at home.

COVID-19 is most commonly characterized by fever, shortness of breath, and cough. These symptoms can also be accompanied with fatigue and loss appetite.

To recover quicker, you must eat and drink correctly

When you’re ill, remember that food is medicine.

The body must fight infection by building an immune system. The immune system uses high fever to fight the virus. But, high fever can cause dehydration and increase nutritional needs.

You may not feel hungry or thirsty, but it is vital that you continue to eat fluids and drink water to fight the virus.

Hydration is key. Get 10-12 glasses of fluids or water every day.

Soups, juices, and other beverages should be a regular part of your daily meals. You should consume 2 to 4 ounces of fluid per 30 minutes. You can drink water, fruit juices or oral rehydration solutions, as well as sports drinks.

During the initial stages of COVID-19 recovery, it may be difficult to eat large amounts. Instead, eat smaller portions and more frequently.

Even if you don’t feel hungry, eat something every three hours.

Consume a high-calorie, high-protein diet.

To get your energy back up, you need to eat calorie-dense food. Your diet should include whole grains, cereals, rice, potatoes, bread, pasta and bread. Avoid junk food and foods that are high in empty calories.

Get more protein

These building blocks are essential for a healthy lifestyle. Aim to consume 75-100g of protein daily, which is between 10-14 ounces of protein. Protein sources that are good include fish, meat, eggs and peanut butter as well as milk, eggs (milk, eggs), yogurt, cheese, and milk.

To increase your nutritional intake, you can use liquid nutritional supplements (available in drug stores and grocery stores) between meals.

Fresh fruits and veggies are excellent sources of nutrients, including dietary fiber, folate and vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In your diet, include everything from bananas and apples to green leafy veggies.

Final thoughts

  1. Patients often have difficulty swallowing during recovery. To help them, try soft, mashed, or liquid foods.
  2. You need to get adequate sleep and exercise. Start small physical activities when you feel better.

For any other medications or supplements, consult your doctor. Take care.