Post-viral or post-COVID burnout is a common problem. After most infections or any illness, doctors advise patients to rest and recover. During the infectious phase, our body fights against the invading organism. Symptoms that may occur include fever, loss of appetite, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, and restlessness. Once the battle is won, the body then begins to repair itself and replenish what it has lost. However, as it takes some time, the symptoms associated with the weakness will manifest. Common symptoms include general weakness, tiredness, tiredness with minimal physical/mental activity, decreased memory/concentration, trouble sleeping, headache, dizziness, and in some cases dizziness. changes in blood pressure and heart rate. These symptoms are collectively referred to as Post COVID ASTHENIA.
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Here are some expert dietary tips and tricks for dealing with post-COVID fatigue:
1. NOURISH YOUR BODY: Food, we all know, is the best cure for weakness. After COVID, the appetite may not be good, so try to eat small, frequent meals rather than large ones.
Eat plenty of fruits as they provide sugar, electrolytes and fluids that hydrate the body. Plus, the vitamins and minerals will help the body heal and rejuvenate the depleted immune system.
Have enough carbohydrates. They are the best source of energy for your body. While complex carbs are generally advised, simple carbs will be more beneficial at this stage as the body will need to exert minimal effort for energy. Rice, breads, potato can be used to make delicious treats that are easy to digest and assimilate.
Proteins are the building blocks of our body, our cells and our immune system. Getting adequate protein is key to regaining your strength. If you don’t like dals, chicken and eggs, try a piece of plain tea cake or dal soup. Fermented dairy products like yogurt and dahi will help recolonize the gut and help with digestion and mouth taste.
Fluids: Instead of plain water, take electrolyte-rich drinks like coconut water, fresh lemon water, chaas, aam panna, sherbet khus, and juices. A little extra sugar won’t be a bad idea, but too much can cause bloating and gas. Diabetics can choose coconut water, lemon water, and diluted apple juice.
Nuts and seeds provide a lot in small amounts. Soak a few almonds and chew all day. You can eat sugar-free energy bars made from nuts and dates. Nuts are naturally rich in healthy oils and phytochemicals, providing lots of energy in small amounts and helping to scavenge free radicals by reducing inflammatory markers.
2. Get moving: Don’t exercise right away, but start with physical movement like light stretches and light walks. It will help you regain our balance and also help the muscles to get back in shape after a long bed rest.
3. Sleep is important, listen to your body and close your eyes as the body demands. It helps the body recover faster. Fighting sleep will cause stress at this stage.
4. Relaxation of the mind is also important. Listen to music or meditate. Read a book or just watch your favorite movie. It will help you recover.
After an infection like COVID, you need time to get back into high gear. Don’t be in a rush, listen to your body and gently bring it back to normal!
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