A nutritious diet is crucial for TB patients because malnutrition is a common complication of the disease. A healthy diet can help strengthen the immune system improve malnutrition and prevent unintentional weight loss caused by tuberculosis. Here are some diet tips from Dr Lalit Anande Chief Medical Officer at TB Hospital Sewri that will help you combat the symptoms of tuberculosis. Eat protein-rich foods: A diet rich in protein can contribute to strengthening your immune system. So load up on eggs. If you are a vegetarian loading up on jowar bajra and nachni can provide you with the necessary protein.