Fruits have vitamins and minerals that help fight HIV.
People infected with HIV do not have specific foods but specific diets can help battle the virus.
HIV virus makes one's immune system weak, causes infections and other diseases such as Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, Cancer and many others.
Below are some foods that can help one to get rid of complications caused by HIV.
1. Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are antioxidants, which means they help prevent cell damage. After every meal, one is advised to eat a plate full of fruits so that the body can have enough vitamins and minerals to fight the disastrous virus.
Proteins are key immune system strengtheners and major muscle builders for underweight individuals. Beef, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts are the best protein sources one should consume at least twice a day to help boost the immune system.
3. Whole grains
HIV drains the body of energy. Whole grains contain carbohydrates necessary for energy production for both mechanical and metabolic activities of the body. Whole grains also contain energy, vitamin B and fiber. Whole grains include barley, wheat, millet, and oatmeal.
4. Plenty of fluids
Water, for example, an HIV patient should take at least 10 glasses of water on a daily basis. Water carries nutrients and at the same time flush out excessive medication from the body. Fluids also keep the body tissues hydrated.