Nutrition for HIV/AIDS
For your body to work well and feel well, it’s especially important for you to buy and eat high-quality foods that are the right foods for you. Good nutrition can significantly improve the quality of your life. The role of nutrition keeps your body working well and supports your medications and other therapies.
Serving sizes needed daily
- Grains: 6-10 servings
- Fruit: 3-5 servings
- Vegetables: 3-5 servings
- Milk and dairy products: 2-3 servings
- Meat and protein foods: 6-8 servings
Special eating problems
To gain weight after an unplanned weight loss, you need to fix the problem that caused it (such as infection, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea). Then eat well to replace the nutrients you may have missed. You may gain weight in unusual places, which happens when your body gains fat and fluid without the usual gain in muscle. If this happens, don’t restrict your eating. Instead, ask your dietitian about which foods to eat and other ways to work on this problem.
Learn how the right nutrition can help you control your health condition. Ask your primary care physician to refer you to Goshen Hospital Nutrition Therapy.
For more information about nutrition therapy services offered at Goshen Hospital, call (574) 364-2679.