Nutrition of a COVID-19 patient

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 28th August 2020
doctor reported on what should be the nutrition of a COVID-19 patient and advised to avoid some foods

We want to report on the nutrition of COVID-19 patients and advise them to avoid some foods.

A person who has had a viral infection may complain of weakness, malaise, and decreased performance for a week. We do not advise such patients to consume fatty foods or drink strong alcohol.

In post-influenza asthenia, switching to a fortified diet is best, eating fresh fruits and vegetables and drinking rosehip infusion, restoring normal health and increasing tone within a few days.

We also recommend that people who have problems with blood pressure take an extract of Eleutherococcus along with rose hips. To do this, add 30–40 drops of the tincture to a glass of rosehip infusion and consume it twice daily.

After such techniques, the recovery process goes faster.

Consume fewer carbohydrates

After illness, the main emphasis in food should be on protein products and consuming fewer carbohydrates.

Sweets, sugar, and fatty foods impair the body’s protective functions. It is worth giving up hot drinks. If it is tea, then it should be warm, not boiling. During this period, the mucous membrane is already irritated. Therefore, we take any liquid substances exclusively in a cooled state. In general, exclude caffeinated drinks, replacing them with slightly acidic ones: milk, yoghurt, kefir or warm water with lemon. A weak elderberry infusion is also suitable.

I want to note that protein foods, the main component of our immune defence, should be light.

These can be low-fat types of boiled meat like poultry meat. It contains easily digestible fats. Besides, after the illness, vegetable oils are necessary to synthesise prostaglandins, the anti-inflammatory components. You can also use sunflower, corn, or nut oil. They contain polyunsaturated fatty acids essential for the nutrition of COVID-19 patients.

Another essential component that will help remove toxins from the body is water. There is a simple formula to determine the fluid required for a full recovery: 30-40 millilitres per 1 kilogram of body weight. Thus, if a person weighs 70 kilograms(11 stones), the minimum amount of liquid to drink is 2.8 litres daily.