How to Get Rid of Mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr Virus) with Pictures Drink 8-ounce glasses of pure water as well as fresh juice daily. “Green drinks” made from leafy green vegetables are also beneficial. Eat a diet that emphasizes whole-some soups, root vegetables, and whole grains, including brown rice. Avoid coffee, fried foods, processed foods, soft drinks, stimulants, sugar, tea, and white flour. These depress immune function. Consume as much raw food as possible.