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Recovery From Covid 19: Your Food Is Your Medicine

Recovery from covid 19: Your food is your medicine

After recovery from covid 19, when your test is negative, you

still may not “feel” healthy. It takes 4—6 weeks

to get back to normalcy after covid recovery.

The corona virus is known to weak down your

immune system, both mentally & physically.

The most common recovery problem from covid faced by patients are:

  • Severe weakness- unable to do routine

work. Always feel like sleepiness.

  • Breathing difficulties- has to take deep breath after

least household work is most commonly seen.

  • Tiredness get exhausted easily
  • Mood elevation stress of covid remains even after recovery. Due

to which, there is no mood to do any thing

Let see how to beat these problems with your nutrients

Your food is your medicine:


During covid fever there is excess loss of fluid &

increased metabolism. This leads to dehydration. So it is

must to hydrate your body. Proper hydration will boost

your immunity and help you in complete recovery.

You can hydrate yourself by taking:

  • Water
  • Lemon water
  • Coconut water
  • Fruit juice or even vegetable soup

What ever you like you can take or simply

rotate the above options so that you don’t get bored.

Vitamin E & selenium

Both vitamin E and selenium act as an antioxidant.

They help you in your speedy recovery.

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin E & selenium are:

  • Almond
  • Walnuts
  • Sesame seed
  • Pumpkin seed

During this recovery phase when you don’t feel like

eating adequate meal, you can have this nuts & seeds. Along with

vitamin E & selenium, it will give you good calories in small quantity.


It is known as happy mineral. It helps you to

boost your mood naturally through

increased serotonin production.

Good natural vegetarian sources of magnesium are:

  • Almond
  • Green peas
  • Green leafy vegetables.

There are many products available in market in the

name of ‘Immunity booster’. However, the

best way to boost your immunity is your natural food!

Always remember moderation is the key

anything excess can damage your health.

That’s all for today

See you next week with

Another Tuesday tip

Till then….

Take care.

Providing simple solutions with the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.





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