What to Eat When You Have COVID-19

Published May 19, 2022

Prevention reports on what people should do they have COVID-19. “Right now, there’s no data that show that eating special types of food or taking certain vitamins for COVID-19 like vitamin D, zinc, or vitamin C are going to influence the course of your COVID,” says Thomas A. Russo, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. But, he says, “people are still looking at this. The absence of data doesn’t exclude the possibility that some dietary modifications or enhancements will benefit you.”