As we all know by now, that when you are stuck with Covid-19, your body feels the effects of the virus even after being cured. We know patients within our intimate circles who are still feeling weak, uneasy, not themselves, and even worse than when they were infected.
A dietary focus becomes essential in the recovery process. Patients must consume food that will help build muscle, revitalise them, bring energy levels to optimum, and develop immunity.
It is vital to include the following foods in your daily diet to ensure that all these things are facilitated and your body receives the appropriate treatment it needs to recuperate:
Include whole grains like ragi and oats in your diet as they are rich in complex carbohydrates. It helps in providing your body with the desired energy to function properly.
Entertain rich sources of protein such as soya and cottage cheese. Nuts and seeds are also ideal protein sources.
Consume fats that help your body such as almonds, walnuts, olive and mustard oil are highly recommended.
Include energy-boosting foods such as banana, oranges, apples and lime juice in your diet as they help in dealing with fatigue. It is known that Covid-19 causes a great amount of fatigue in patients recovering. Warm water with honey and lime are also restorative.
Drink plenty of fluids. Possibly warm water with tulsi leaves is traditionally known to be helpful. It will also help manage symptoms such as itchy throat and coughs. Inhaling steam 2-3 times a day will also assist in relieving these symptoms.
Sugary and soda drinks should be avoided during the recovery phase.
You can also include immunity boosters such as Jeevan Sanjeevni Kwath by Krishna’s Herbal & Ayurveda. It is a pack of liquid, a combination of medicinal herbs including tulsi leaf geloy, ashwagandha, neem, amla, aloe vera, wheatgrass, and arjuna bark. The advocated dosage is twice a day. It is formulated to boost body’s immunity so that it can fight the harm that might occur to your system.
There have been many complaints such as difficulty in swallowing and a loss of the senses such as smell and taste. Soft food is advisable in such cases. It will be beneficial to have meals in short intervals as it allows your body to burn the calories, digest the food properly and make a deficit for what might be lacking. It also gives you the chance to alter your diet and add interesting things to your diet that you will enjoy. It is vital to add Vitamin C such as amla fruit in the form of pickles such as murabba, candy, and juices among other variations.
In addition, herbals supplements and foods can give your immunity a happy boost it craves in such times. Herbals remedies and medicines combine the goodness of nature and the intellect of science for the best result for your body. It is the need of the hour. Zyropathy has about 13 such supplements including Preventika, Z-CEE, and Z-MVIT. It is also been overly advised that basic workout such as a jog, walks, yoga and pranayam can help in relaxing and keeping your body fit.
Here’s a sample diet chart that you can follow if you like to take some guidance to ensure your immunity and recovery process is benefiting your needs:
Breakfast: Veg poha / chila/ veg upma/ namkeen veg seviya/ idli + paneer slice/ golden milk with turmeric and ginger powder, or milk tea with ginger and cinnamon powder
Lunch: Ragi or multi-grain flour chapati/ rice/ veg pulao/ khichadi/ daal , green veggies, salad (carrot and cucumber). You must include seasonal vegetables in lunch.
Evening: Ginger tea/ immunity soup/ sprouts chaat
Dinner: Ragi/ multigrain flour chapati/ soya beans/ paneer/ urad daal, and green veggies salad (carrot and cucumber)
Kamayani Naresh is the Founder of Zyropathy & Shrawan Daga is the Founder of Krishna’s Herbal & Ayurveda.