Turmeric to curd; foods to eat post Covid vaccination

  • Whether it's time for you to get your second dose or a booster shot, here are foods you must consume to recover quickly from vaccine side-effects.
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While many people are due for their second doses in the coming days, frontline workers and elderly with co-morbidities are all set to get their booster shots. To minimize the minor side-effects of the vaccine like fever, pain, headache, weakness, fatigue, gastric acidity, discomfort and nausea, it is important to consume certain foods. Deepti Khatuja, Head Clinical Nutritionist, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon suggests foods to include in your diet post getting vaccination.(Pixabay)

While many people are due for their second doses in the coming days, frontline workers and elderly with co-morbidities are all set to get their booster shots. To minimize the minor side-effects of the vaccine like fever, pain, headache, weakness, fatigue, gastric acidity, discomfort and nausea, it is important to consume certain foods. Deepti Khatuja, Head Clinical Nutritionist, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon suggests foods to include in your diet post getting vaccination.(Pixabay)

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Turmeric: Turmeric is a bright orange root with a slightly bitter flavour and often used in Indian cuisine. In India it has been used for medicinal culture due to its curative properties. An active compound called curcumin is responsible for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities. Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants, that can protect the body from free radicals and strengthen the immune system. It is effective against flu and cold. It can also be taken in the form of turmeric tea and adding lemon juice and honey will not just improve the taste but also add essential phytonutrients and vitamin C.(Pixabay)

Turmeric: Turmeric is a bright orange root with a slightly bitter flavour and often used in Indian cuisine. In India it has been used for medicinal culture due to its curative properties. An active compound called curcumin is responsible for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities. Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants, that can protect the body from free radicals and strengthen the immune system. It is effective against flu and cold. It can also be taken in the form of turmeric tea and adding lemon juice and honey will not just improve the taste but also add essential phytonutrients and vitamin C.(Pixabay)

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Ginger: Like turmeric, ginger also has antimicrobial properties that can help boost your immune system. Ginger imparts a slightly sweet and spicy flavour to tea blends, and is a popular ingredient in both caffeinated and herbal teas.(Pixabay)

Ginger: Like turmeric, ginger also has antimicrobial properties that can help boost your immune system. Ginger imparts a slightly sweet and spicy flavour to tea blends, and is a popular ingredient in both caffeinated and herbal teas.(Pixabay)

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Green leafy vegetables: Green leafy vegetables apart from good source of fiber are also rich in vitamin C, E, provitamin A carotenoid, folate, manganese, antioxidants and most importantly the antagonist vitamin K. They are also rich in phenolic compounds. Vitamin C and vitamin A help to strengthen immunity.(Pixabay)

Green leafy vegetables: Green leafy vegetables apart from good source of fiber are also rich in vitamin C, E, provitamin A carotenoid, folate, manganese, antioxidants and most importantly the antagonist vitamin K. They are also rich in phenolic compounds. Vitamin C and vitamin A help to strengthen immunity.(Pixabay)

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Curd: A natural probiotic, it improves gut health by regulating gut bacteria. It aids immune function and reduces inflammation.(Pixabay)

Curd: A natural probiotic, it improves gut health by regulating gut bacteria. It aids immune function and reduces inflammation.(Pixabay)

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Citrus fruits: Oranges, sweetlime, amla etc are rich in vitamin C which has antioxidant properties and helps support immune cells against oxidative damage by neutralizing free radicals before they can cause harm to cells. It helps in faster wound healing.(Shutterstock)

Citrus fruits: Oranges, sweetlime, amla etc are rich in vitamin C which has antioxidant properties and helps support immune cells against oxidative damage by neutralizing free radicals before they can cause harm to cells. It helps in faster wound healing.(Shutterstock)

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Foods with high water content: They help to maintain the ambient body temperature and mental condition as well. Try including oranges, melons, cucumbers and peaches in your post vaccination diet.(Shutterstock)

Foods with high water content: They help to maintain the ambient body temperature and mental condition as well. Try including oranges, melons, cucumbers and peaches in your post vaccination diet.(Shutterstock)

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Multigrains or millets: Millets are good sources of multiple micronutrients and fibre. Fibre-rich content of this food will allow the better absorption of nutrition in your gut and conversion of energy.(Pixabay)

Multigrains or millets: Millets are good sources of multiple micronutrients and fibre. Fibre-rich content of this food will allow the better absorption of nutrition in your gut and conversion of energy.(Pixabay)

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Garlic: Garlic works wonders in boosting immunity and feeding great gut microscopic organisms. Garlic is rich in probiotics, which feeds the microscopic organisms in the gut.(Pixabay)

Garlic: Garlic works wonders in boosting immunity and feeding great gut microscopic organisms. Garlic is rich in probiotics, which feeds the microscopic organisms in the gut.(Pixabay)

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