Doctors say post-recovery care is even more important in the present as cases of COVID-19 infection continue to rise. A healthy diet is important when recovering from any infection. (Also read: Covid 19 Patients in Jayapura Regency Continues to Increase)
Adding essential nutrients to the daily diet by making simple food choices is a must. While taking health supplement pills is an easier option, replacing them with simple healthy food choices will be much healthier in the long run.
Breach Candy Hospital Internal Physician Dr Pratit Samdani recommends incorporating foods rich in vitamins A, D, E and minerals such as zinc and magnesium to help heal faster and build immunity. It’s not that difficult to have a balanced diet to get enough vitamins.
Make sure your protein intake is up. Dr Samdani also recommends creating a diet chart in consultation with a dietitian keeping in mind allergy and preexisting medical conditions. Reported by Times Now News, here are food choices for a faster post-COVID-19 recovery.
1. Vitamin C
Citrus fruits, strawberries, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and asparagus are high in vitamin C.
2. Vitamin A
Foods with beta-carotene. Carrots, pumpkins, oranges, sweet potatoes, mangoes, melons, dark green leafy vegetables, fish such as salmon.
3. Vitamin E
Foods with antioxidants such as nuts, seed oils like sunflower, safflower, almonds, sweet potatoes, fortified foods like jams, and others.
Nuts, legumes, whole grains, dairy products, eggs, and dark chocolate. (Also read: Follow the Diet of Pregnant Women, Irwansyah: My cheeks are starting to get bigger)
Broccoli, avocado, banana, dried figs, guava, kiwi fruit, papayas, blackberries, raspberries, melons, and grapefruit.
Moderate exercise also helps fight colds. Jogging, jumping rope, cycling and various home exercises such as yoga and others can also help build immunity. One should also work to reduce stress levels through breathing exercises, meditation, exercising, talking to a therapist, and going out into nature for walks. Adequate quality sleep can also help build your natural immunity against infection.