According to master doctor Dr. Le Thi Hai a nutritionist, shrimp is a food rich in protein and helps supplement calcium for the body. The high protein content in shrimp shows that this is a valuable source of protein for human health, especially for people with COVID-19 who need a special diet.
Dr. Hai said that COVID-19 patients need to increase their nutritional needs due to increased energy consumption. Therefore, if not supplemented with nutrients, the body will be malnourished, thereby increasing the risk of superinfection, making the disease worse.
This expert also confirmed that the idea that eating shrimp causes cough is not true. Cough caused by disease, not by eating.
“Some people who eat shrimp have a cough because the shell and claws can cause coughing due to irritation of the respiratory mucosa and the ability to easily get caught, stick in the throat, cause itching, cough. Shrimp meat is not the cause of coughs or make the cough worse" Dr. Hai said.
When using, people need to process shrimp into soft, liquid, easy to swallow and easy to digest dishes such as shrimp porridge, shrimp soup, vermicelli or rice paper cooked with shrimp...
In addition, patients with allergies should avoid eating shrimp and allergenic foods because it will cause recurrent allergies, making cough worse...