The Healthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Covid-19

A nutritious diet can help speed up your recover from Covid-19.

Covid-19 can take a huge toll on your overall health, and leave lasting side effects like shortness of breath, brain fog, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. At this point I’m pretty sure almost everyone has had it at least once, and if you have gone through it then you know how difficult it can be, and how long the symptoms seem to linger.

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Luckily, our bodies have a built-in immune system. While our immunity can handle Covid-19 in most cases, you can help it along by eating foods that help boost your body’s natural immune response. Here are some immunity-boosting foods and supplements to try if you have Covid-19:

Vitamins A, C, D, and Zinc




Bell Peppers






Whole Grains




Greek Yogurt

I know your instinct might be to load up on ice cream and fried foods, but you should stay away from sugary, over-processed foods because they can cause inflammation and extend your illness. Your other instinct may be to try and drink the pain away, but that will also likely prolong your symptoms.

With Covid-19, your best bet is to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy snacks. After all, a mushroom probably tastes a lot like a steak when your taste buds are out of commission.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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