When infected with Omicron, restoring the body’s immunity is the main key to healing. Also avoid these 4 drinking habits that will exacerbate Omicron symptoms.
Varian Omicron This is the newest variant of the Corona virus that causes Covid-19. The spread needs to be watched out for because it is so fast. Even those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 twice are still very likely to be infected with Omicron.
Unlike the delta variant of Covid-19, which causes loss of sense of smell and taste, the Omicron variant has a sore throat, runny nose, and fatigue.
If you are attacked by the Omicron variant, there is no need to panic. Focusing on a healthy lifestyle and eating nutritious food is the best solution. The Omicron variant can be fought with a strong immune system.
In addition, when you are attacked by the Omicron variant, make sure to avoid things that can worsen your health condition. Even for drinking habits, there are things that need to be avoided.
Quoting Eat This, Not That (20/1/2022), Robert G. Lahita alias Dr. Bob from Saint Joseph Health and as the author of Immunity Strong reveals drinking habits that can worsen health conditions when exposed to Omicron. This you need to know and avoid.
Here are 4 drinking habits to avoid when infected with Omicron:
1. Consumption of orange drinks
Orange drinks are not recommended to be consumed when suffering from the Omicron variant. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/fizkes
The intake of vitamin C, one of which is sourced from oranges and other citrus fruits, is indeed proven to be good for increasing endurance, but Dr. Bob does not recommend consuming citrus drinks when infected Omicron. Why?
The acidic nature of citrus drinks or other citrus fruits can exacerbate the sore throat, which is the main symptom of an Omicron infection. It is not impossible that the pain in the throat is more severe.
Dr. Bob says, “Foods and drinks that contain citrus have slightly acidic properties that will be very difficult to swallow. It’s better to eat foods or drinks that are soft like yogurt and other sources of probiotics.”
2. Ignoring electrolyte drinks
When attacked by the Omicron variant, it would be better if you consume electrolyte drinks. Dr. Bob suggests the consumption of drinks that contain high electrolytes.
Electrolytes are minerals that have important functions for the body. The most common types are sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, chloride, and bicarbonate.
“Making sure the body always gets electrolyte intake is a good thing, especially if you also experience diarrhea and vomiting. By consuming electrolyte drinks, potassium and sodium levels in the body will be maintained,” said Dr. Bob.
Examples of natural electrolyte drinks that you can consume are coconut water, fruit and vegetable smoothies, and milk. In addition, you can also consume packaged electrolyte drink products that are widely circulated in the market.
Information on other drinking habits to avoid when infected with Omicron is on the next page.