With the onset of Monsoon, we need to remember that it brings low-immunity and weak digestion also along with these beautiful rains. We need to be careful about what we eat or drink. The basics of keeping oneself healthy are avoiding raw vegetables, wash all fruits and vegetable and avoid street food like a plague.
But, there are foods we should consume to let this monsoon season be disease free. Here are few tips you can follow:
- You like tea, try infusing it with ginger or mint. It will not only add flavours to your tea but will be a good source of antioxidants.
- Enjoy the sour taste? Use food like lime, tamarind, tomato or other food that have a natural sour taste instead of fermented food.
- The Indian spices like turmeric, coriander, jeera, ginger etc. increase your body immunity and helps enhance the digestive power.
- Switch to stirring fried vegetables or maybe add veggies to your soup but you should avoid raw vegetable salads.
- If you are a non-vegetarian, pick something that’s light like a chicken soup instead of heavy makhani curries.
- It’s weird but your body tends to get dehydrated even during the monsoon, so make sure you are drinking plenty of water even if you aren’t thirsty.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables every time before consumption. You should avoid leafy vegetables but if you must, soak it in the vinegar solution for 10 minutes before washing it in running water.
- Eating out especially street food is a big no –no, but if you really must pick something that’s teamed with less oil and masala like idlis, soup etc.
- The foods that work the best during this season are the ones that are mildly bitter with a mildly pungent smell.
- For your daily iron and energy needs, it is good to eat a couple of dates. It is easy to carry around and very healthy.
A little caution during the monsoon season can be very important for you and your health and especially if you are someone working or someone who needs to go out despite the rains. Remember, your health should be the most important thing and it’s always good to have a disease free time.