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:
- 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:
- 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:
- 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
Providing simple solutions with the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.