Exclusive Diet and Nutritional Tips to Stay Healthy in Rainy Season
Monsoon has given the sign of its advent. We all are so glad to welcome the monsoon sprinkles after experiencing the scorching summer heat. But sadly to say, the rainy season also do bring several health issues like allergies, skin problems, infections, indigestion, etc. The immunity power of our body becomes low during monsoon which results in several health issues. So we must keep our body resistant against diseases. The best mantra to stay healthy in rainy season is controlling diet habits. You must avoid oily food, street food and junk food during monsoon. You should never eat if you are not feeling hungry. Here are some exclusive diet and nutritional tips which can help you stay healthy in monsoon.
Healthier Diet Plans
Fruits: Eat fruits as they help to increase immunity power and restore energy. Apples, pears, mangoes, pomegranates, jamun, litchi, plums, cherries, peaches, bananas, papayas, etc are best to consumes during rainy season.
Avoid watermelons and muskmelons as they are watery and create swelling in the body. Don’t eat too many mangoes as they may cause pimples. Don’t forget to wash fruits properly before you eat them.
Vegetables: Eat vegetables. Select the right type of fresh vegetables. Always wash vegetables properly and keep them clean. Eat steamed vegetables and salads in monsoon. Don’t eat raw vegetables or salads as they contain active bacteria and virus which may cause infections.
You should avoid vegetables like kidney beans, pigeon peas, okra, cluster beans, potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflowers, etc during the rainy season. Due to sour properties in taste vegetables like tamarinds, tomatoes and limes promote water retention; so you must avoid during this shower season. Also avoid leafy vegetable during monsoon season as they may contain hidden works and insects.
It is advisable that you should include bitter vegetables in your diet. Bitter guards, neem, tulsi leaves, pudina leaves, turmeric powder, and methi seeds help in preventing infections.
Food: Heavy salty foods are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention. So you must avoid such foods; and include medium to low salt food during monsoon season. Avoid watery foods like watermelons, muskmelons, rice, and lassi. Opt for foods which are drying in nature. Brown rice, barley, oats, gram flour, corn, chick peas, etc are suggestible to include in diet in monsoon.
Non-veg Food: Avoid too much eating non-vegetarian foods like fish, chicken and mutton with heavy curries during monsoon. If you don’t control over the non-vegetarian foods then opt for light meat preparation like soups and stew.
Juice, Soups & Beverages: Instead of taking milk tea or black tea, drink green or herbal tea as it contains medicinal properties and anti-oxidant elements which help in increasing immunity power. Herbal teas also have antibacterial properties. So avoid black tea especially in monsoon season. Adding a dash of ginger or garlic to the soups can help you increase immunity power.
No Junk Foods: Drink hot vegetable soups adding ginger slices. Drinking fresh radish juice can fight against cold and cough of rainy season. Prefer home-made food only. Don’t eat food from outside. Never eat junk foods especially from streets. Also avoid too much eating of fried foods. Don’t eat pre-cut fruits or salads. Boiled salads are recommended. In general, stick to quality and hygiene.
Yoga & Exercises: Wake up in the early morning. Spend some time (half or one hour) in doing yoga. Try different yoga aasans like Anulom-Vilom, Pranayam, Kapalbhati, etc.
Precautioning Measures: Also take necessary precautions like cleaning your house, cleaning your environment, washing hands before and after having the meal, etc.
I hope you will stay happy and healthy in monsoon with these surprising diet and nutritional health tips.