Monsoon is already upon us (well, at least in India) and with the monsoon, come some unwanted diseases. Those can totally be avoided if you take some precautions and follow some smart tips.
Today, I will discuss some easy-to-follow tips for monsoon. These tips will guide you on what you should eat and what you should do in order to stay healthy this rainy season.
Let’s quickly discuss the health tips for this season:
1: Drink fluids
We generally drink a lot of fluids in summer, but completely neglect them in the rainy season. In the rainy season, we need better protection against bacteria and vector-borne diseases. In such cases, fluids are great options.
Include soups, herbal tea, fruit juice and masala chai in your diet. In masala tea, add some cinnamon, and ginger for added benefits.
Hot milk with turmeric could keep you away from cough and cold.
⇉ Drink warm or tepid water. People generally like to drink cold water in summers, but you need to stop doing that in the rainy season. You may get a sore throat or cough if you continue drinking cold water. Warm or tepid water will keep your throat fine. So that you can record a podcast easily.
In fruits, try seasonal fruits. People generally overlook eating fruits during the rainy season. Monsoon has some great fruit options, that can give you all the necessary nutrients.
Try plums, pears, guava, peaches, apples, banana and Indian blackberries. Look out for options available in the market and see what suits you. Let me know in the comments what fruit you like in the rainy season.
3: Cumin and fenugreek
Monsoon can make your digestion slower. With slower digestion, you can have acidity. To avoid that, add cumin and fenugreek to your meal. You can also eat them after your meal or on an empty stomach in the morning.
⇉ Check out this blog Benign Indian spices to know more about cumin and fenugreek.
Eat protein to stay satiated. In the rainy season, it’s very common to get hungry fast. Protein will keep you full and charged with energy throughout the day.
Some great sources of protein are chickpeas, kidney beans, soya, chicken, mutton, eggs, nuts, seeds etc.
⇉ Flax seeds and chia seeds are great options. They are great energy boosters and also help in weight loss.
5: Probiotic for win
Curd/yoghurt, cheese, and buttermilk are great sources of good bacteria. Good bacteria actively support the immune system and fight off infections. It keeps the gut healthy and happy.
In monsoon, it’s very common to have an upset stomach, but probiotics got you.
Other additional things :
⇒Sprouts, corn, oats, and barley are another few great food options that you should try this season. These are loaded with nutrients and these are not heavy at all.
⇒Avoid fried food and street food. It’s very unsafe to eat street food during the rainy season. Although, if you are willing to pay extra bucks to the gastroenterologist, then enjoy street food.
⇒Avoid seafood during monsoon. Soda and cola should also be avoided during the rainy season.
That’s it for this week’s blog………..
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You are allowed to smile in the rainy season, so SMILE please!!