Hi everyone 🙂
The rains are almost here… Monsoon showers after the scorching summer heat are a great joy to all of us. But rains not only bring relief but also certain health risks. We are more vulnerable to diseases in monsoon as humid weather reduces our immunity. Our body can get allergies, infections, indigestion problems, so we must keep our body strong. Also high humidity in the atmosphere badly affects our digestive capability so it is very important to know which foods in monsoon season is good for us?
Even though it’s very tempting and yummy, you should try to avoid oily food, street food and any food that you doubt is hygienically prepared . Such food may upset your stomach. Try taking hot home-cooked food. Lets discuss in detail which food in monsoon season is good for our health.
Food in this season is incomplete without a bowl of hot soup! You can add a dash of minced garlic to make it more yummy and healthy. It helps fight cold and flu. It also helps you feel relaxed relieving your tiredness. It satisfies your taste buds and provides warmth. It is also a good diet to maintain healthy weight in monsoon. In throat infection, a bowl of hot soup gives immense relief.
After boring fruits and vegetables I would suggest something that we all love to take in cool rainy season! Yes, it’s masala tea i.e. tea with spices like cloves, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger etc. in it. It’s tasty and very beneficial for our health. It boosts our immunity against general diseases like cold and cough.
Monsoon is a season brings great variety of airborne and water born diseases. Take antioxidants to remove oxidants from your body. Include a lot of vegetables in your diet as they are full of antioxidants. So, don’t underestimate importance of fresh vegies in monsoon!
Home cooked Snacks
If you get craving for yummy spicy snacks, try to cook them at home instead of buying outside ones. You can have samosa, chaat, finger chips , mathri, namkeen and pakora that are made in home. During monsoon bacterial infections are very common so if you don’t maintain cleanliness you can catch infections easily.
During monsoon, drink plenty of herbal drinks prefer those with antibacterial properties. These should have ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves. Don’t take too much coffee and tea as caffeine in them they dehydrates our body.
Steamed Salad Food
Monsoon season should include steamed salads. Raw vegetables have active bacteria and virus that can cause bacterial and viral infections. So, better play safe and steam your favourite salads before eating them.
Like in all other seasons, eat plenty of fresh fruits in monsoon too… as fruits store energy in your body. Apples, bananas, lychees, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best in monsoon. But don’t over-eat mangoes as it may cause pimples. You can also take fresh fruit juices prepared at home.
Say No to Sea Food
In monsoon, you should try not to eat sea food like fish, prawns, crabs etc until and unless they are fresh. Monsoon is the breeding season for these creatures so you may get stomach infections and even food poisoning. It’s better to go vegetarian during the rainy season.
Eat healthy, Stay fit and Enjoy rain… 🙂 🙂