With the new year 2022, we hoped for new beginnings when we could be free from the pandemic and could live a normal life. But, it seems that the pandemic is here to stay as there again is a surge in coronavirus cases with more and more people getting infected with the new variant, Omicron. There has been a sudden jump in Omicron cases and the current stats revealed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare state that the active cases are 1,71,830. Though the experts agree that this wave is likely to be short-lived, one must stick to the norms given by the government where they urge people to take precautions while going out. However, even then if one catches the coronavirus infection, one must pay special attention to the diet as it has an important role to play in recovery. It is important that one must take lots of fluids along with foods that are rich in zinc, vitamin C and protein.
According to Dr Vishnuraj Prakash, Head of Ayurveda, Vana Retreat, Dehradun, our immunity helps our physiological system to resist any bacterial or viral invasion. One needs to understand that a balanced immune response is vital to ward off these infections and bounce back to health. Here are some of the foods that you must include in your diet if you are recovering from COVID 19.