The COVID-19 vaccination is progressing at a rapid pace. However, there are several questions that people have regarding the vaccination, like the side effects, its effectiveness, and what should one eat before and after taking the vaccine shot.
It is necessary to manage your diet when you get the vaccine shot, so as to reduce any side effects.
Foods you must consume before and after getting the vaccine
Green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, kale, capsicum, okra (bhindi), and fenugreek (methi). Green veggies are rich in antioxidants, which fights inflammation thereby reducing the side effects of the vaccine. You can make a vegetable curry or just stir-fry the veggies.
Stew or Soups
Consuming stew or soups made with colourful vegetables is good for your gut health. Having good gut health is crucial in maintaining overall health and gaining a strong immune response. Being rich in fibre and nutrients they heal your gut.
Onion & Garlic
Onion & Garlic, both are rich in probiotics that feed the gut with good bacteria. They are also great for boosting immunity. They will help to avoid side effects like bloating and inflammation. So, include them in your diet.
Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, that reduces the stress level and inflammation. You may consume turmeric along with hot water.
Blueberries help in increasing serotonin levels. They are rich in anti-oxidants. You may consume blueberries by themselves, or add them to unsweetened yoghurt.
Foods to avoid after taking COVID vaccine shot
– Avoid Alcohol
– Avoid eating sugary foods.
– Avoid eating foods with maida (refined flour).
– Avoid eating fried/oily food.
– Avoid processed food
Overall, you must consume a balanced diet, and make sure to stay hydrated, before and after taking the COVID-19 vaccine shot. Also, take proper rest.
Source: The Indian Express
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