5 Korean foods/drinks that can help reduce swelling after Plastic Surgery
Most plastic surgeries are invasive, and swelling is inevitable. Many people want to recover fast from their surgery and try different swelling reducing remedies to heal quickly. Every individual has different body conditions – some may swell a lot after the surgery, while others may barely swell.
Are you the type of person who swells a lot? If that’s your case, this post is dedicated to you. Here is a list of 5 popular Korean foods/drinks that can help reduce swelling.
1) Miyeokguk (미역국), seaweed soup
Miyeokguk (미역국) is a Korean traditional seaweed soup that is typically eaten on birthdays or after giving birth to a child. It is greatly effective in reducing swelling due to its abundance in iodine.
2) Hobakjuk (호박죽), pumpkin porridge
Hobakjuk (호박죽) refers to pumpkin porridge made of orange pumpkin, rice, sugar, and salt. It helps reduce swelling due to its abundance in vitamin A and excellent diuretic effects.
3) Patjuk (팥죽), red bean porridge
Patjuk (팥죽) refers to red bean porridge, which is made of red beans and rice flour. It is traditionally eaten on winter solstice. Furthermore, it is quite common to have chewy rice cake balls added to the red bean porridge. It is effective in reducing swelling due to its richness in potassium. It is also abundant in vitamin B1.
4) Subak Hwachae (수박 화채), watermelon punch
Subak Hwachae (수박 화채) is watermelon punch made of sugar dissolved water or cider (i.e. Chilsung cider, Sprite, etc.) and watermelon slices. It is especially popular during the summer, as it is very refreshing and sweet. It is abundant in potassium, which removes body waste and thus reduces swelling.
5) Oksusu Suyeomcha (옥수수 수염차), Corn silk tea
Corn silk tea is tea made of corn silk. Corn silk refers to the threadlike fibers on an ear of corn. It is abundant in potassium and is a natural diuretic. Thus, it is effective in reducing swelling.
How about trying these food and drinks during your recovery period in Korea? All of them can be found easily at restaurants or supermarkets. VIP Plastic Surgery Korea wishes for your fast recovery!