Patients with comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes, kidney damage, or heart problems, as well as any COVID-19 patient should be given diet correct and balanced.
For patients with digestive disorders, loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing and swallowing and especially people who may have been intubated during hospitalization, diet plays an important role in recovering from COVID-19 and returning to health.
The food you eat and the exercise you do determine how your recovery will be. This is a slow process but over time it will pay off.
1. Keep Check Calories
Depending on the nutritional status of the patient, caloric intake should depend on a healthy body weight. Obese patients often suffer from breathing problems, a weakened immune system, increased inflammation, and reduced lung volume and muscle strength.
They are more prone to pneumonia and heart problems. This is why it is important to plan their diet carefully to keep them in a calorie deficit but also to meet their body’s needs for complete recovery.
2. Make Protein Intake a Top Priority