Oh my God ! Such a relief from the scorching heat.
Yes, and the weather is already so good. Have you started craving for a steaming hot cup of chai along with some assorted fritters (pakodas) ?
Hold on guys!
While the rainy season brings in a relief from the heat, it also brings in a lot of infections and also occasional ailments. This is the season where you must’ve heard your mother telling you not to eat anything outside the house. This is because our body is susceptible to diseases in monsoon. The reason being, the rainy season takes a toll on our immune system. We often get sick during monsoons due to flu, allergies, stomach related issues etc.
There are ways to avoid getting I’ll in monsoons by taking some preventive measures. The most important thing to be kept in mind is the food that we eat and the water that we drink. If we take proper care of our hygiene, we can avoid frequent ailments.
Here is a list of food items that are healthy for your diet and also provide you proper nutrition during this rainy season.
1) The first and the most important tip is to avoid eating with the street hawkers. We’re just asking you to have your favorite gol gappas at the pani puri wale bhaiya, probably after this season.
2) Eat lots of fruits as they help in restoring energy. Avoid watery fruits like the melons. Apples, and other seasonal fruits are the best to rely up on.
3) Have lots of fresh vegetables, but avoid having any of them raw. Steam or sauté them to avoid any infections.
4) Do not eat until you’re hungry. Don’t just stuff yourself.
5) Avoid high sodium diet as it leads to water retention in the body.
6) Incorporate garlic and other antiseptic/medicinal spices in your diet.
7) Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods to be consumed in this monsoon.
8) Add yogurt and curd to your diet owing to its health benefits. Curd helps in boosting the immunity along with all the nutrition it provides.
9) It is best drink only boiled and purified water to protect yourself from water borne ailments and also drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated.
10) Excessive intake of coffee and tea dehydrates body fluids so they must be avoided as much as possible. Instead, add herbal tea to your diet which has antibacterial properties as well.
These guidelines would help you to be healthy during the monsoons and enjoy this wonderful season even more. Always binge on food that is healthy, safe and hygienic. Also take care of your surroundings and keep it clean to avoid any infection.
Have a healthy and a happy monsoon !!