DIET FOR AIDS
How to eat properly in case of AIDS disease
Before talking about the right foods in the diet of AIDS, we must specify that NO diet can be able to get complete immunity against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and that the best way to avoid them is an adequate prevention.
In case of contracting AIDS, a proper diet can complement the ordinary treatments. Still, given the seriousness of this disease, its implications in the global health of the rest of the population, it is necessary to consult a dietitian before embarking on a specific diet.
DIET FOR AIDS PATIENTS
Foods recommended for AIDS
Diet in the patient of AIDS is very important, in order to slow the symptoms of the disease as much as possible. Moreover, adequate food during this illness will strengthen the immune system to help it to fight against "opportunistic diseases"
The AIDS patient has a deficient diet caused by the low amount of food intake. This is mainly produced by two factors: Firstly, because AIDS patients are little hungry (Drugs that decrease appetite, doldrums, little desire of taking care of meal preparation, mouth sores, etc.) Secondly, because this disease impedes a proper absorption of nutrients (vomiting, diarrhea, general malabsorption of nutrients) All this means that the patient will gradually lose weight and to present a very thin.
In the fight against Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, from the standpoint of plants, it is especially effective a diet rich in natural food containing lots of vitamin C, A, E, beta carotene and lycopene, selenium, zinc and iron. It may also be useful a supplementation containing these elements, as long as the physician consider it interesting.
Vitamins for AIDS
NATURAL SUPERFOODS FOR AIDS
There are a number of food the AIDS patient should take almost every day:
- Garlic and onions: Because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
- Pears and apples: for their immune stimulating properties.
- Tomatoes and carrots: It is rich in antioxidant nutrients, lycopene and beta carotene.
It would also be recommendable a variety of foods such as:
- Whole grain bread.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.