The spread of the COVID-19 virus has not stopped, especially amid the increasing surge in positive cases of the Omicron variant. This also supports the incessant program COVID-19 vaccination as one of the preventive measures or preventive measures for the whole community.
In the midst of the vaccination program as well as the Omicron wave, questions begin to arise whether consuming coconut water after the vaccine allowed. Some claim that it is beneficial, while some argue that it actually neutralizes the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Questions about consuming coconut water after this vaccine began to arise with the assumption that it could speed up the body’s recovery after the vaccine. Considering that some people experience side effects from common vaccines such as fever and weakness after the injection.
So, is this a mere myth or is there a fact behind it? dr. Karin Wiradarma, MGizi, SpGK, a clinical nutrition specialist from Ambrosia Clinic and Aesthetics explained that food intake actually has no relationship with the effect of vaccines on the body, Beauties.
Illustration of coconut water/ Photo: pexels.com
So, consuming coconut water after the vaccine is allowed, because according to him coconut water will not have an effect on the recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine. “Can [mengonsumsi] coconut water after being injected with the COVID-19 vaccine, but no there is an effect the hell“said Dr. Karin.
Furthermore, he explained, “Actually, coconut water only contains minerals, like something like Pocari Sweat. If [seseorang] no sweating too much, that [air kelapa] no have an effect.”
This is in line with the assumption that coconut water is said to have a good effect like isotonic drinks. dr. Karin herself confirmed this, but because people who were vaccinated didn’t sweat as much as people after exercise, drinking coconut water after the vaccine basically didn’t have any effect.
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