01/7Foods to avoid while recovering from a coronavirus infection
We hoped for new beginnings as the year 2022 approached, when we would be free of the pandemic and able to resume our normal lives. However, it looks that the pandemic is here to stay, as coronavirus infections have resurfaced, with a growing number of persons contracting the new Omicron strain. The number of Omicron cases has risen dramatically, with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reporting 1,71,830 active cases at the moment. Despite the fact that scientists agree that this wave will pass quickly, it is critical to follow the government’s rules, which advise people to take precautions before heading out. Even if a person is sick with the coronavirus, they must pay particular attention to their diet because it is crucial to recovery. It’s vital to drink enough of water and eat meals that are heavy in zinc, vitamin C, and protein.
According to Dr. Vishnuraj Prakash, Head of Ayurveda, Vana Retreat, Dehradun, our immunity supports our physiological system in combating any bacterial or viral invasion. To avoid these disorders and reclaim one’s health, one must understand the value of a well-balanced immune system. Here are some foods to include in your diet if you’re recovering from COVID 19.
02/7 Zinc-rich foods
Zinc-rich foods should be included in your diet, such as pumpkin seeds, cashews, chickpeas, and salmon. This vitamin is important because it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Furthermore, zinc has antiviral properties, reducing the virus’s ability to replicate and cause significant infection.
03/7 Vitamin C-Rich Foods
Vitamin C is the one that gets the most attention among the various vitamins and minerals that help to a healthy immune system. It’s also known as ascorbic acid, and it’s a water-soluble vitamin rich in antioxidants that keeps us healthy. Citrus fruits, dark leafy vegetables, guava, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, and papaya are just a few examples of foods to think about.
04/7 Vitamin D-rich foods
A study on local Covid positive patients was published in the journal “Nature” in May 2021 by experts from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and Gandhi Hospital in Telangana. Vitamin D supplementation in treatment methods, according to the data, enhances outcomes, such as the recovery of Covid positive patients. As a consequence of this study, we can confidently claim that vitamin D-rich diets may aid in the recovery of Covid-19 variants. Mushrooms, egg yolk, yoghurt, and milk must all be included in one’s diet as a result. Spending an hour in the sun is also useful.
05/7Foods that are high in protein
Protein is another necessary nutrient that aids in the mending of cell damage while also helping to create muscles, which enhances your immunity. Protein assists in the recovery of cells that have been damaged by the coronavirus. For the same reason, patients healing from COVID 19 should eat high-protein meals such as seeds and nuts, lentils, dairy products, chicken, egg, and fish.
06/7 Natural antiviral foods
Some foods are known to have antiviral effects and are commonly consumed in the winter to prevent colds and coughs. Tulsi, ginger, black pepper, cloves, and garlic are commonly thought to be antiviral foods. On an empty stomach or in the form of kadha, they can be taken.
07/7 Increase your fluid intake.
Last but not least, Coronavirus saps all of your energy and power, thus it’s critical to eat nutrients that help the body stay strong. Fluids are essential for replenishing minerals and vitamins in the body as well as washing pollutants out. Coconut water, Amla juice, lassi, chaas, fresh orange juice, and, last but not least, water should all be included in one’s diet. You’ll recover more quickly if you combine these fluids with the foods listed above.