Understanding Nutritional Approaches Towards Preventing COVID-19 Infections and Disease Progression

Kathryn C Stephens, Vimala Alagappan, Ripal Shah


Nutritional and integrative approaches to health have become more widely researched and a strong area of interest for many patients. Ensuring adequate hydration, sufficient caloric intake and consumption of protein-rich foods is also essential to hasten recovery from Covid-19. Certain foods including arginine and processed foods are best avoided if infected with Covid-19. While vaccine campaigns race to slow infection rates and establish herd immunity, the future risk of Covid-19 is still unknown. A better understanding of which foods to eat and avoid in order to minimize Covid-19 infection risk and possibly disease progression may be important for long-term respiratory health.

Keywords: Covid-19, diet, vitamins, minerals, immunity


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