What to eat and what not to eat when you have COVID-19

People infected with COVID-19 need to take proper care of their diet and need to be mindful of what they are eating


So far a lot has been spoken about how to deal with COVID-19 patients. The official guidelines to treating COVID has laid down a treatment line to reduce the infection. Now there are also medicines that have been approved by the FDA to treat the patients infected with COVID-19. But not many are aware of what should an infected patient eat and what they should avoid.  Here we will be discussing both the cases and provide an idea so you are prepared in future.

What should you eat when you have COVID?

  1. The key is to remain hydrated and provide your body with plenty of fluids.
  2. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables with lean protein that allows you to meet the nutritional needs.
  3. Make sure that you also include eggs in your diet as it will help to heal from the infection faster and provide you with immunity.

You might even end up losing the sense of taste and smell and under such circumstances, experts have recommended to eat more nutritious food even if you do not feel like. Ample diet is essential that has enough calories as it helps to fight the infection.

What not to eat?

Although there is no particular food that could influence your illness, but you need to remember that your body at this time is trying to fight an infection. Make sure that you avoid any junk or processed food with lots of salt and sugar. While you are already feeling crappy due to the illness, consumption of such food will make your condition worse. There are also possibilities that it might increase the inflammation in the body. However, occasional fried food in limits should not do any harm.

It is also advised to stay away from alcohol as it might dehydrate your body fast which is already struggling to fight an infection. It could also contribute towards body inflammation and make your condition worse.