The monsoon brings cheers as well as prosperity after tranquilizing the mercury of summer. But the basket of raindrops brings some health hazards as rainy season lessens our immunity. We get constant exposure to the troubles of allergies, infections and indigestion, which in turn does not allow enjoying the monsoon to its fullest.
The moist and muddy conditions of monsoon breeds lot of diseases like malaria, dengue, viral fever, typhoid, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, gastrointestinal troubles and so on. Frail immunity will make you vulnerable to succumb to such diseases instantaneously. Hence healthy health houses healthy diet like:
Relish the seasonal fruits like apples, pomegranates, bananas, leeches, and pears and stay away from fruits with larger amount of water content like watermelons as well as muskmelons and also avoid tomatoes and lime because they also cause water retention.
Wash and clean the vegetables thoroughly before use.
Avoid cauliflower, ladies-finger, kidney beans, sprouted grains, potatoes and cluster beans to a larger extent.
Drink boiled and purified water in plenty to keep the body hydrated.
Include the tinge of garlic in various curries/soups to increase the immunity.
Take almonds, yogurt, curd, brown rice, oats and barley that are the best to have in monsoon.
Take only steamed salad.
Sip herbs with antibacterial properties like ginger, pepper, honey, mint, and basil leaves.
Consumption of vegetables like bitter gourd, herbs like Neem, Turmeric powder and Methi are the best to be served and will prevent infections.
Reduce the usage of heavy oils and take drying oil/light oil.
It is also desired to shun highly spiced food items (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) as they elevate body temperature leading to lots of complications.
Sufferers of arthritis can drink lukewarm water with Tulsi and cardamom empty stomach in the morning. This will improve bowel syndromes and lessen the pains in the joints.
If you can strictly follow these diet instructions, you will certainly stay fit in rainy season. You must ensure taking nutritious food to be immunized against more common diseases of monsoon. Moreover, make certain that your house and surroundings are immaculate with no stagnant water bed. Wash your hands with ZAPCARE before and after meal.
Be Healthy, Enjoy the Rain and Be Grateful to Indra