Beverages Advice During The COVID-19 Pandemic
If your particular version of COVID-19 includes a fever or diarrhea, it’s easy to get dehydrated. Dehydration doesn’t feel good under the best of circumstances, but when you’re ill, it can exacerbate symptoms like fatigue and headache. If you’re losing fluids, be sure to keep a water bottle handy and sip often.
Other options exist for those who don’t like the taste of plain water. “While water is perfectly fine to maintain hydration, sometimes our electrolytes get thrown off, too,” Reisdorf said. “You can drink electrolyte-enhanced water or add an electrolyte tab or powder to your water. Warm tea with a little honey is always nice to soothe coughs and sore throats. And you can try warm broth if you prefer something that isn’t sweet but is still loaded with nutrients.”