SAMPLE DIET PLAN FOR COVID -19 PATIENTS – (with mild infection, isolating at home)
Morning Drink : In a glass of warm water add lime juice 2 tsp, add a pinch of haldi powder and a pinch of cinnamon powder.
Breakfast : Poha or upma or chapatti or idly or dosa with chutney or fresh vegetable preparation. Add a spoon of ghee in your meal.
After 30 minutes take a cup of herbal tea.
Herbal tea Preparation
- Boil a cup water
- Add 3 -4 fine slice of ginger, lemon grass, mint leaves and basil leaves.
- Strain it and add jaggery to the liquid before drinking it.
Lunch : Rice or roti + dhal + veg curry + compulsory a green leafy vegetable preferably spinach + 1 glass of buttermilk.
Snacks : Dates, Nuts, seeds
Dinner: Kadhi khichdi or dhal soup or mixed veg soup or any veg soup + stuffed paratha or khakra or soft roti.
Bedtime : Warm milk with a pinch of turmeric
Helps you sleep better.
- Ghee improves your gut health.
- Lemon juice is known to boost immunity and haldi and cinnamon have anti viral properties apart from its many other health benefits.
- A tbsp of honey and a small piece of ginger can be taken anytime of the day
- Spinach has nitrate which produces nitric oxide which has anti inflammatory properties which inhibits the spreading of infection in the body
- Pomegranate juice, beetroot juice and pineapple are also rich in nitrate.
- Munch on something easy to digest e.g : plain pop corn, puffed rice, roasted rice flakes or home made dry bhel
- Keep yourself hydrated drink 3-4 liters of water, include coconut water, buttermilk,lemon ginger water, ajwain water etc.
Disclamer : This is a sample diet, it should be customized as per the severity and your medical condition.