The Valley Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, tells News Channel 3 that he will remain in quarantine while he is recovering from Covid-19.
Ruiz announced that he tested positive for the virus on January 19.
On Sunday, Ruiz shared his nutritional approach with News Channel 3.
“I consider my fluid and food intake to be a very important part of my therapy. The body needs a tremendous amount of metabolic energy to activate the immune response, and the work that cells and organs in the body do to fight the virus and keep the body working It is important to eat fresh, nutritious meals when you are sick, even when you are not hungry.
During the isolation in DC, I was alone, sick, and low on energy. So I used a grocery delivery app and kept my meals simple to improve cooking efficiency.
I was always very thirsty, so I drank a lot of water, sometimes with lemon or lime or with Gatorade.
I quit coffee, alcohol, and soda.
I ate a lot of fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins and antioxidants. My staple foods when I’m sick are blueberries (lots and lots of blueberries), strawberries, oranges, bananas, and apples. I eat them all day.
I use green and red peppers for the vitamins and broccoli for the fiber. I always eat lots of garlic and onions for the antioxidants when I’m sick.
I had beans for zinc and protein.
My main meals were oatmeal with blueberries, strawberry and banana yogurt smoothies, fruit with peanut butter, chicken vegetable soup, chicken with garlic onions and peppers, and my childhood comforted a pot of beans with garlic onions and peppers.
Now at home I drink hot ginger or eucalyptus tea with a dash of honey instead of coffee.
I hope it helps. The key is to focus on your fluids and diet as medicine. “
News Channel 3 will continue to follow Congressman Ruiz’s progress as he recovers from the virus.