Revitalizing Foods for Long COVID Patients

Revitalizing Foods for Long COVID Patients

March 15, 2022

5 minutes

The situation of COVID-19 is still worrisome even the number of recovered patients is high because the number of infected people is increasing day by day, too. Did you know that 30%-50% of the recovered patients has a chance to have Long COVID, especially those who have had a critical illness before? Please always check your symptoms and take good care of your body. Boost immunity with the following revitalizing foods to cure Long COVID.
 
Consume 5 main food groups: cooked, clean, easily digestible
 

Consume 5 main food groups: cooked, clean, easily digestible

 
Long COVID is a condition that occurs after a patient recovered from COVID-19, resulting in having not been able to live their normal life yet. Long COVID symptoms vary, so people with Long COVID should take care of their health and strengthen their immunity by eating food from the 5 main food groups.
Make sure the foods are cooked, clean and easily digestible to avoid gastrointestinal disorders. In addition, if you have anorexia, divide your food into smaller meals to maintain stable blood sugar throughout the day to avoid tiredness and fatigue. Also, consider consuming the following foods:
 
  • Protein, such as meat, eggs, milk, cheese, nuts and tofu.
  • Diet rich in healthy microorganisms or probiotics, such as yogurt with less sugar.
  • Foods high in fiber, such as whole grains, beans, bananas, onions, and garlic, to feed healthy microbes and to enhance immune system.
  • Avoid junk foods, such as ready-to-eat food, frozen food, pickled food, grilled food, fried food, oily food and spicy food which are difficult to digest and refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages. These foods can lower the immune system.

 

🔖 Department of Health (Data as of 16/02/65)

 

Vitamins to restore and enhance immunity

Vitamins to restore and enhance immunity

 

  • Vitamins and minerals should not be taken for granted because they help repair and strengthen the body and enhance the immunity. Vitamins suitable for Long COVID patients are as follows:
  • Vitamin C is found a lot in fresh fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, papayas, guava, lemons, tomatoes and bell peppers which should be eaten fresh. To steam or stir-fry, you may spend a little bit of time to cook to preserve the nutritional value of vitamin C.
  • Vitamin A, such as organ meats, egg yolks, milk, dairy products, dark leafy greens, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, such as gourd, morning glory, carrots, pumpkin, yellow sweet potato and ripe papaya.
  • Vitamin D, such as tilapia, ruby fish, mushrooms and egg yolks.
  • Vitamin E, such as eggs, vegetables and fruits, such as nuts, soybean oil, olive oil, sunflower oil and avocado
  • Zinc, such as meats, organ meats, liver, oysters, and brown rice.

 

🔖 Department of Health (Data as of 16/02/65)


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