In order to protect from Covid-19, it is of great importance to have a strong immunity by eating healthy as well as following the mask, social distance and cleaning rules. Those who survived the disease and recovered should not think ‘I survived Covid-19’ and should pay attention to a healthy diet after recovery. Here are the foods that increase body resistance after coronavirus…
The whole world continues to fight the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) infection. Vaccination studies continue all over the world. In this process, even if you have the disease and recover, there is a possibility that you can catch the virus again. Therefore, even if the person has had Kovid-19; It should meet the vitamins and minerals that the body needs in order to keep its immunity strong and to support recovery. Some foods contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than others.
Here are 9 foods that help increase body resistance in the post-Kovid-19 period…
Among seasonal fruits, pomegranate is a fruit with a very dominant antioxidant power. Thanks to the polyphenols in it, it reduces cell damage. In addition, it helps reduce inflammation that occurs during the disease process. You can cut the pomegranate in half and add it to your salads or add it to your yogurt as a mid-afternoon snack. If you are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, consuming pomegranate may be inconvenient for you.
Eggs are a source of quality protein and a nutrient that contains all the amino acids we need. Eggs support your increased protein needs to repair cell damage after you’ve had Covid-19. It protects your heart health by increasing the good cholesterol in your body. You can consume the egg as boiled for breakfast or as an omelet instead of your lunch.
Lemons, oranges and tangerines from the citrus family are among those that must be consumed because they are rich in vitamin C. These fruits, with their vitamin C and antioxidant content, fight free radicals and strengthen your immune system. In addition, flavonoids such as hesperidin and apigenin in citrus fruits protect brain health and prevent neurodegenerative disorders. If you add 1 lemon to your salad and consume 1 orange every day, you can meet your daily vitamin C needs without the need for supplements.
Carrot; It gets its dark orange color from a very valuable antioxidant called beta-carotene. This antioxidant strengthens our immune system. However, it also regulates blood flow with its vitamin A, vitamin K and potassium content. It positively affects people with blood pressure problems. Don’t say ‘carrots are too sweet’. If you are not a diabetic with very high blood sugar, add carrots to your salads, meals, or consume 1-2 pieces in between meals to suppress your sweet cravings.
Fish, one of the quality protein sources, is a nutrient that should be included in your daily diet for a strong immunity. It is very beneficial for your body with its iodine, protein and healthy fat content. Fish you will consume once a week; reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack. An important point is the cooking method of the fish. The frying process increases the fat content of the fish and reduces its healthy nutritional content. Boiling, grilling or oven methods should be used while cooking the fish.
Honey, if it is natural, is a food with very valuable antioxidants. It reduces cough symptoms that occur during illness and improves sleep quality. If you are still experiencing cough symptoms after Covid-19, you can try consuming 1 teaspoon of honey a day. Besides, since it is a sweet food, you can meet this need with a healthy food instead of choosing packaged food. In order to avoid being processed as much as possible and to prevent the formation of toxic substances, it should not be exposed to high temperatures. In addition, honey should not be given to babies under 1 year old.
Ginger is a very healthy food because it has a powerful inflammation-reducing compound called gingerol. In addition to its immune-boosting effect, it is good for nausea problems. It reduces your risk of getting sick by resisting bacteria and viruses. If you experience nausea during or after Covid-19, you can try consuming ginger tea.
Water consumption is very important in the fight against the Covid-19 virus and after recovery, as it is at every stage of life. It is necessary to put back the water lost by your body with fever and infection. Therefore, it is very important to consume water during the recovery phase. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. You can consume soups and herbal teas for fluid support.
Almonds contain plenty of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber. The healthy fats in it lower bad cholesterol and strengthen your heart health. It also supports your immune system thanks to powerful antioxidants such as vitamin E. If you have a sleep disorder, you can consume almonds, almonds have a sleep-regulating effect. A feature that you should pay attention to when consuming almonds is that they are raw, roasted almonds with high salt and fat content can cause weight gain and high cholesterol in excessive consumption.