According to experts, those infected with Omicron cause sore throat and pain. In such a situation, he wants to eat something light, so that there is no problem in the throat. What food should they consume, so that they get enough nutrition and there is no pain in the throat. Which food doctors advise them to eat, you will know about this in the article.
Due to the Omicron variant in the country, the number of infected people has increased very rapidly in the last few weeks. In India, 2.82 lakh corona positive cases have been found in the last 24 hours. At the same time, the number of infected with Omicron has also crossed 8 thousand.
According to health experts, vaccination is the best way to reduce the symptoms of Omicron. It is found that Omicron is also compelling vaccinated people in its grasp. Symptoms may be somewhat milder in people who have been vaccinated than unvaccinated people.
People infected with Omicron may not understand about what food to consume, particularly when they are not feeling hungry. Because loss of appetite is known to be a symptom of Omicron.
Dr. Robert G. Lahita, Director of the Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases at St. Joseph’s Health and author of the book Immunity Strong says that loss of appetite occurs in people who are infected with Omicron, Delta or Influenza. There is a lot of pain in the throat when Omicron is used, it seems as if the throat has become sore and something is pricking in it. Throat hurts even after drinking any liquids.
In such a situation, due to bad throat and lack of appetite, he does not feel like eating anything. It is urgently required to give proper nutrition to the body for faster recovery. The below mentioned foods and drinks should be consumed in case Omicron symptoms appear.
It is considered appropriate to consume curd by people infected with Omicron. Yogurt is very soft and cool to eat, which will feel good in the throat. At the same time, it is rich in protein, due to which the appetite will also feel less.
To consume curd when symptoms of Omicron appear, add some granola to it and then consume it. If you want, you can also cut and add 1 banana for potassium. But pieces of banana should be kept small, otherwise there may be trouble in swallowing.
Soups & Broths
Soups & Broths are easy meal having good potential to soothe and nourish the throat. Soup or broth are good sources of electrolytes which would be good to consume for Omicron infected people. If you are hungrier then you can add vegetables to the soup, which will give more nutrients to the body which will help in fighting the infection.
Consuming leafy or cruciferous vegetables can greatly benefit Omicron’s infected. For this, you can consume spinach, mustard, cabbage, cauliflower (mashed), fenugreek leaves etc. They will get a lot of nutrition which will help in fighting this infection.
Omicron patients always want to eat light food. Therefore, if they want, they can consume protein shake. Protein shake is lighter than smoothie and its consumption does not cause any pressure on the throat. Therefore, it is recommended that protein powder can be mixed with milk or water.
It is very important for Omicron infected to consume liquids. Therefore, drink a drink that contains electrolytes, especially if there is a problem of diarrhoea and vomiting. By drinking a drink containing electrolytes, the amount of sodium in the body will also be normal. One can consume Electral Powder in the form of electrolytes drink, which will be available at any medical shop.
Should you Eat Citrus Fruits or not?
Vitamin C is mainly present in large amounts in citrus fruits, which can enhance immunity. Citrus fruits are not recommended in case of Omicron. This is because foods that contain citrus tend to have a little bit of tart, due to which they can be difficult to swallow. In the case of Omicron, patients experience a sore throat, so consumption of citrus fruits may aggravate the problem.
Turmeric and Spiced Milk
Curcumin is present in turmeric, which helps the body for inflammation and injury and increases immunity to protect against diseases. To increase immunity, turmeric milk, which also contains some other spices, can be consumed.
To make it, take 2 spoons of water and boil it by adding 2 basil leaves, when that water remains half, add 200 ml milk to it. Then add 1 small piece of cinnamon, freshly chopped raw turmeric, 1 cardamom, 1 clove and 1 black pepper in it. Boil it for 7-8 minutes on low flame and then consume it after it cools down.
Decoction can be prepared at home and it is considered to be the best drink to increase immunity from the first wave of corona. Method of making decoction at home is provided by The Ministry of AYUSH. To make a decoction at home, take 1 liter of water and boil it by adding common kitchen ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, basil, carom seeds, black pepper and turmeric. When the preparation becomes viscous, cover it with a lid and consume it after it cools down a bit.
Ajwain and Tulsi Tea
Ajwain seeds are rich in medicinal properties, which not only give relief from cold and cough, but also help in strengthening immunity. To make ajwain and tulsi tea, boil ajwain in 1 cup of water and after the water reduces to half, add basil leaves, a pinch of black pepper and add honey according to the taste. Consume it when it cools down.
Halim Seeds Drink
Halim Beej is one such herb that acts as a natural immunity booster. It is also known as Garden Cress, Alive Seeds or Halim Seeds. It is rich in iron, protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and folate. To make its drink, soak 5-6 seeds in 1 cup of water overnight and drink it on an empty stomach after waking up in the morning. Or you can also eat them with curd or buttermilk.