Suara.com – Covid-19 patient who live self isolation (isoman) at home is recommended to always pay attention to the intake of food consumed. Because it’s not just eating a lot, but also having enough nutrition so that cuticles can form optimally and speed up the healing process.
Clinical nutritionist dr. Juwalita Surapsari Sp. GK., said that since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines regarding the consumption of fresh and healthy food balanced nutrition also minimal process.
“So that we can get vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, protein as well as antioxidants. We often don’t think about it, even though antioxidants also function to make recovery better, faster,” said doctor Juwalita during a webinar with Re.juve Indonesia, Wednesday (18/18). 8/2021).
However, the problem is that a number of Covid-19 patients lose their sense of smell and taste. This condition often reduces appetite.
As a result, said doctor Juwalita, this actually risks causing malnutrition or malnutrition in Covid-19 patients and the impact will hamper the healing process. He suggested the need to modify food so that it is easy to consume for patients with corona virus infection, but also must remain nutritious.
“For example, he can eat oatmeal for breakfast and then mix it for flavor, we give peanut butter, we give bananas. Finally, we eat whole-grain real protein, which we eat also folate from bananas and B6 from bananas. So that micronutrients can also be added. more complete,” said the doctor at Pondok Indah Hospital.
In addition, you can also consume green bean porridge without coconut milk. These foods are also rich in protein, vitamin B6, fiber, and magnesium. For lovers of porridge, you can add it with sweet potatoes.
“Remember that orange sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene which is a source of antioxidants. We add protein as well as eggs, chicken. Finally, the nutrients can be rich,” he said.
Don’t forget fruits and vegetables, because these two foods can also be a good source of vitamin C to increase immunity. Ideally, eat a variety of vegetables at least five servings per day.
To make it easier to eat, Juwalita’s doctor recommends mixing various combinations of fruits and vegetables into juice without adding other sweeteners.