We are so good to welcome the monsoon showers after experiencing the scorching summer heat. But monsoons do bring certain health risks. Our body is more susceptible to health issues in rainy season, because monsoon reduces the immunity power of our body. Our body constantly gets affected with allergies, infections, indigestion problems, so we must keep our body resistant against such diseases. The humidity in the atmosphere is usually high in this season; as a result the body’s digestive capability goes down. The important point to keep in mind is that you must avoid oily food, street food or any type of food that is prepared in bulk else there is a possibility that it upsets your stomach.
Nutritional Tips in Monsoon:
The damp and filthy conditions in monsoon plays a host for many disease causing germs, which cause some serious health attacks like dengue, malaria, conjunctivitis, typhoid, viral fever, pneumonia, gastro intestinal disturbances, diarrhea and dysentery. If your immune system is weak you are supposed to catch these diseases instantly. To maintain healthy diet and protect you from such ill causes during the rainy season these countermeasures have to be taken.
- If you are not eating fruits, then you must start eating them. Fruits are a very rich source of many minerals and vitamins that we fail to consume on daily basis. If you don’t like eating fruits raw, then you could opt for Mixed Fruit Jam that have high fruit pulp content.
- Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention.
- Body’s immunity can be increased by adding a saffron in your diet,one glass of kesar sharbat in morning is good to start your day.
- Drinking more water is always advisable for a healthy lifestyle. If you are going to mix a healthy drink option with the water, then you could double up the benefit. For example, Guruji has loads of yummy squash options that can be mixed with water to replenish energy during monsoon time, swad bhi sehat bhi.
Consuming bitter vegetables like bitter gourd, and bitter herbs like neem, turmeric powder and methi seeds help in preventing infections.Consume drying oils like corn oil or light oil and avoid heavy oils like sesame oil, peanut oil and mustard oil as they fall in first place to invite infections.
People who face skin allergies during rainy seasons must avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods raise body temperature and stimulate blood circulation and it leads to allergies and skin irritation. Other problems such as boils, change in skin color dullness, rashes, pyodera are also some skin damaging effects which arise in this season.Avoid naturally sour foods like tamarind, tomatoes and lime in your diet as it promotes water retention.
- Astringent, mildly bitter and pungent foods must be best served this season.