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| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

After receiving Corona vaccines … useful foods to reduce side effects and raise immunity

Side effects of vaccines can include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site, as well as fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, chills, and muscle aches. These symptoms are actually a good sign that the body is building immunity, and it usually goes away within a few days, and if this does not happen, see a doctor.

According to health experts, some simple steps can reduce the side effects of vaccines, including vaccines against the emerging corona virus, and these steps are related to people’s diet and eating habits, according to the ” HuffPost ” website .

In addition to the need to take a rest and sleep well before taking one of the Corona vaccines, doctor Ronaldo Hoffman from New York City says that there are other simple things that must be taken into account related to diet.

Hoffman advises drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration that may be caused by fever caused by taking the vaccine, in addition to drinking ginger tea as an anti-nausea that may be one of the symptoms resulting from vaccination.

It is preferable, a few weeks before the vaccination, to adopt a healthy diet, especially the Mediterranean diet, which has anti-inflammatory effects.

The Mediterranean diet focuses on vegetables and fruits, whole grains, healthy omega-3 fats, monounsaturated fats (such as those found in olive oil), fish, poultry, beans, and eggs.

One study found that individuals over the age of 65 who ate five or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day had a stronger immune response to the pneumococcal vaccine than their peers who ate two servings or less.

According to doctors, you must follow a low-glycemic index (glycemic index) diet to keep blood sugar levels stable.

Research focusing on diabetes has shown that low glucose levels tend to be anti-inflammatory, so foods that maintain blood sugar at healthy levels include green vegetables, beans, whole grains, and some types of fruits such as berries and apples, in addition to Healthy lean proteins, eggs, and nuts.

Doctors also advise to pay attention to gut health to get a better immune response, and in this regard, Todd Bourne, a physiotherapist and certified dietitian in Washington, says that one of the important aspects of the response to the vaccine is the presence of a healthy gut microbiome (beneficial gut bacteria).