One of the most common question that we get asked is related to food for COVID-19 patients when it comes to their homecare or home isolation. The patients and their caregivers want to know what kind of food should be consumed to aid in recovery and what would help the immunity.
Here is a model diet plan released by the Government of Karnataka along with a few Do’s and Don’ts.
Do’s & Don’ts
Eat whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat flour, oats, millets, etc.
Include beans, lentils & pulses as these are good sources of protein.
Include fresh fruits & vegetables (bright coloured fruits & vegetables like red capsicum, carrots, beetroot & greens, etc.)
Drink 8-10 glasses of water and hydrate yourself. Water helps to flush out toxins.
Citrus fruits like lemons & oranges are a good source of Vitamin C which is key in improving immunity levels & to fight off infections.
Include spices like ginger, garlic & turmeric which are natural immunity boosters.
Eat home-cooked food. Use low fat and less oil for cooking food.
Wash fruits and vegetables before use.
Include low-fat milk & yogurt as they are good sources of protein & calcium.
Strictly avoid alcoholic drinks.
More Detailed Guidelines
Download the detailed guidelines issued by the Government of Karnataka