Adult over the age of 18 is eligible to get COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria
However, specialists advise that there are salient things you prefer to know when it comes to how food interacts with medicines
Experimenters at Blanchard Valley Health System announce that food can curb medicine from working the way it should and can cause medicinal side impacts to become better or terrible, or cause new side effects to happen. “Drugs can also change the way the body uses food,” they stated.
Eat chicken soup
Chicken soup is a soup made from chicken, cooked in water, usually with numerous other ingredients. Expert cooks say that the distinctive chicken soup comprises of a clear chicken broth, often with pieces of chicken or vegetables; common additions are pasta, noodles, dumplings, or grains such as rice and barley
Professionals counsel that anyone taking COVID-19 vaccine should eat abundance of fruits and vegetables, and to avoid alcohol before and after getting the vaccine, which could heighten any side effects.
“It can lead to dehydration, which is what you want to try to avoid, as it can certainly make it more difficult to distinguish between the vaccine symptoms and side effects or if you had a hangover,” physicians warn.
Experts say that, post-vaccination, people suffer minimal to no side effects, which can range from fever, fatigue to body ache and pain at the point of injection. While staying hydrated is significant during this time, you must avoid alcohol, as it can cause dehydration, which may heighten vaccine side effects
Alcohol has diverse adverse effects throughout the body, including on all cells of the immune system, that lead to expanded risk of serious infections,” Edelma stated; adding, “In the lungs, for example, alcohol harms the immune cells and fine hairs that have the important job of clearing pathogens out of our airway.”
Continuing, shae says that, “If the cells lining a person’s airway are injured from alcohol, then viral particles, such as COVID-19, more easily gain access, causing immune cells, which fight off infection, to not work as well, leading to increased overall risks of more severe diseases as well as complications.”
Eat whole grain foods
Eating whole grain rather than processed foods is also advised. According to nutritionists, as part of a common healthy diet, consumption of whole grains is associated with lower risk of several diseases.
A research publicized in the British Journal of Nutrition adds that healthy consuming habits are vital to ensuring a healthy body during this pandemic. That is why, when you decide to take the COVID-19 vaccine, stock up on and eat healthy whole grain foods that are rich in fibre, rather than processed food that are high on saturated fat and have high amount of calories.
Professionals warn that you do not compromise on your diet before and after getting the COVID vaccine. Fainting has been published as a side effect of the vaccine, which can be minimized by eating healthy, wholesome foods. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, apart from getting some reassurance about the process, staying hydrated and eating a healthy balanced diet or a snack can curb fainting associated with anxiety.
Registered dietitians decide that being well-hydrated, eating the right foods, and being well-rested help improve your immune system.
Staying hydrated is key to good health, especially when you are getting your COVID vaccination. You must re-energise yourself with plenty of water or hydrating fruits, which can minimise the risk of developing severe side effects and help you feel better through the course of the vaccine,” they counsel.
Online health platform, Family Doctor, declares that most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. “For some people, fewer than eight cups may be enough. Other people may need more than eight glasses each day. And while plain water is best for staying hydrated, other drinks and foods can help, too,”