The rains are here to play havoc on not only your skin, but also on your health. And mind you, a multitude of infectious diseases will be doing the rounds this season. So, to ensure that you remain healthy, eating the right kind of food is crucial. However, eating right during monsoons can be very tricky. The wrong kind of food could give you an upset tummy and ahem… the loosies will follow. But don’t worry, to help you have a healthy and happy monsoon, here’s a list of foods you should include in your diet. Also find tips on how to eat them.
Say yes to fresh fruits and veggies:
Apart from ensuring that you don’t venture out in the rain to catch a cold or flu, eating seasonal fruits like cherries and apricots helps a great deal. Also eat lots of green and leafy vegetables which will protect you in this season from being infected with any chronic disease like cholera, typhoid, pneumonia etc. The plus point here is that they are easier to digest.
Stay away from spicy junk food:
Eating outdoors is an absolute no-no in the rains. We are often tempted to eat all that cheesy and carb-loaded unhygienic food when it’s pouring, but these foods really do more harm than good to your body. Binging once in a while is okay, but don’t make it an everyday habit.
Drink warm water:
To prevent a sore throat during this season, keep sipping on lukewarm water throughout the day. It will also help wash the toxins from your system and cleanse your body to give you a clearer skin.
Sip on some green tea or organic lemon tea:
Sipping on green tea or organic teas during this season is important. It detoxifies your system and prevents you from catching any sort of infections. It also keeps your skin clear and blemish-free while keeping your stomach free of infection-causing bacterium.
So unless you want to waste your time being sick in bed or dehydrated in the wash room, follow these tips.
Methi seeds: The digestion is weaker during monsoons, so try to include methi seeds or fenugreek seeds in your diet.
Garlic and turmeric: Add a dash of garlic juliennes to your soups or your rice pot when it’s still cooking. This will help build your immunity levels and keep your healthier from within. Turmeric is also a healthy and natural immunity booster.
Pulses and millets: Opt for pulses like moong dal or masoor dal for your meals. And snack on naachni or jowar upma in between your meals.