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Along with just about everyone I know, I caught COVID-19 in late December 2021. My case was mild, thankfully, and I relied on a lot of soup, crackers, and sourdough bread to get me through the worst of it. But I wondered what the optimal diet would be for people with an active infection and, also, what I should focus on to ultimately recover from lingering symptoms. Plus, once I started feeling mostly back to normal, aside from a lingering cough, was it safe back to some sort of exercise routine?
I spoke to several experts including Latonya Fore, MSN, APRN-CNP, James N. Robinson, MD, sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Mark Davis, MD, and Judy Barbe, RD. They advised me about nutrition and movement for people recovering from COVID, and these are their best tips. Plus, don't miss The #1 Best Juice to Drink Every Day, Says Science.
While these are medical professionals, keep in mind that each person's case is different. If you have symptoms or test positive for COVID, you should talk to your doctor about your specific needs.
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Especially with the latest Omicron variant, sore throat is a prominent symptom of COVID. Fore says that people who have a sore throat can boost hydration with tea and other warm liquids, which have the added benefit of soothing a sore throat.
COVID-19 may also cause vomiting and diarrhea, so it's crucial to stay hydrated.
"When you're really sick with COVID, you may have muscle aches, fever, congestion, nausea, and/or vomiting. In this stage, push fluids," Barbe advises. "Keep water by the bed. Sip juice, Gatorade, broth, hot tea, or lemon honey water, or lick a frozen treat."