Nutrition tips for persons living with HIV

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Viral News Boy :- It is very important for people living with HIV to maintaining good health.

Apart from being faithful in taking their prescribed medication, eating well is another essential factor to maintaining total wellness.

Choosing the right diet can also help you to deal with how your body changes with HIV as well as certain side effects from the medications.

Why Eating Well

If you’re living with HIV, you need to eat well and right because HIV can influence your fat distribution throughout the body, cholesterol levels, weight loss, digestive issues, and vulnerable to infections

1. Eat more skinless chicken, fish, extra-lean pork or beef, and low-fat dairy because Protein is important for building muscle, maintaining healthy organs, and boosting the immune system

2. Eat the right carbohydrates

If you’re living with HIV, you need to add carbohydrates to your meals because your body needs them as a source of energy.

3. Stick to good fats

Persons living with HIV should get no more than 30% of their daily calories from fat.

 

 

4. Fruits and vegetables

You need to include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your meals since they contain vitamins and minerals that can repair damaged cells and boost the immune system.

If you have issues eating lots of vegetables and fruits, I recommend you take the supplement equivalent.

When you’re feeling ill may be due to the side effects of medication from HIV, you can follow these few suggestions with your diets:

If you’re having nausea and diarrhea, you’re advised to drink ginger tea to help to soothe feelings of nausea.

With that said, it’s helpful to know that there are ways to stay healthy while living with the virus.

Having HIV does not stop you from living your normal life as long as you’re sticking to the prescription given by the doctor.