An important part of recovery from any illness is keeping a healthy and balanced diet to ensure the body has sufficient nutritional report to aid in speeding along the rehabilitation process. With Pneumonia the body and immune system is weakened from fighting off the infection, and needs all the aid it can get through nutritional means. There are foods and fluids that are proven to aid in recovery which patients should focus on during and immediately after treatment.
While recuperating, a patient wants as many nutrients and antioxidants as possible to be entering the system. One of the most effective ways to do that is through colorful vegetables. Green leafy vegetables such as kale, lettuce, and celery are recommended along with vegetables such as beets, cucumbers, and carrots. These vegetables are an important sources of many key nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These key vitamins not only aid in recuperation but help fortify the body to fight off any new infections that may try to spread while the body has already been weakened by the Pneumonia.