CDC says 1 in 5 experience long COVID; Joan Salge Blake shares balanced diet tips that can help

(09/09/22, Boston 25 News)

Expert Quote:

“With a Mediterranean type diet, plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, those people tend to have less long COVID symptoms. All those fruits and vegetables give you a lot of vitamins and minerals and are very good for the immune system. If you go into this [COVID] with a poor diet, if you don’t have enough protein intake, that can cause fatigue because you need protein for strong muscle mass, so you want to make sure you are getting an adequate amount of protein.” Program Director and Clinical Professor of Nutrition Joan Salge Blake

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