I am F0, before taking Covid-19, I drank a cup of coffee a day, can I keep this habit during home treatment for Covid-19?
In addition, I heard that vitamin C supplementation can help strengthen the resistance, but family members recommend not to drink orange juice during illness, please consult a doctor! (Huang Wenfang, 38 years old, Binh Duong)
Master – Dr. Hoang Dinh Huu Hanh (Department of Respiratory Function Exploration – Ho Chi Minh City Medical University Hospital), Answers:
Hi! According to folklore, F0 is advised not to drink sweetened orange juice, as this can make the patient prone to mucus, which can cause a cough. However, if you eat fresh oranges or unsweetened orange juice, it will be better for the patient because it helps to supplement vitamin C and strengthen the patient’s resistance.
Oranges are a fruit rich in fiber and nutrients that help support overall health.
100 grams of orange juice contains about 69.7 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C supports the production of white blood cells, which strengthen the immune system and help the body fight disease. Additionally, oranges are a source of vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and more, which help the immune system function optimally.
Therefore, you can safely eat or drink unsweetened orange juice diluted with fresh oranges to increase your body’s resistance.
Regular coffee can be used if the patient does not have cardiovascular problems such as cardiovascular disease, tachycardia, etc. However, you may have a cough and sore throat while taking your Covid-19 medication, so drinking ice water can make it worse. So better have a hot cup of coffee.