SI Live shared some tips on what to eat after the coronavirus vaccine. The CDC shared that some experience side effects in the first few hours after the vaccine, including fever, headache, chills, and tiredness.

Maria Falzone, the clinical nutrition manager of the food and nutrition department at Richmond University Medical Center, told SI Live about how to protect your body and keep the immune system strong post-vaccine.


“If we eat fruits and vegetables, the vitamins and minerals in those foods will protect the immune system,” Falzone said. “The antioxidants in the fruits and vegetables and healthy diet protect the immune cells from being damaged.”

She recommends staying hydrated with soups and water, “Hydration is most important, even a few sips of water. Soup is even better.’’ Falzone also recommends whole fruits and vegetables, including citrus.

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“I’m going to promote that you eat citrus fruits, high in vitamin C, and not just take a pill. Fiber is like a brush for the intestines. It naturally cleans the intestines, keeping us healthier,” she shared.


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