The eagerly awaited monsoon season is here. Yet to set fully, most parts of India have received ample rain to relieve you from the scorching heat of summer. It has rained heavily at some places while most places are yet to feel the first raindrops. But they will enjoy the sweet smell of earth within a few days.
Rainfall is a package. It starts with the grey cloudy skies, soft cool winds, thundering & lightning, and finally the gentle sound of raindrops. The package also includes a host of diseases. A lot of people fall sick during the monsoon. The moist air promotes growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Long exposure to rainwater affects skin diseases, while moist air causes respiratory problems. The season is a bag of mixed expressions – on the one hand it relieves you from heat and on the other, it exposes you to health issues.
The climatic change calls for rethinking your dietary habits. What was okay to eat during summer may not be the right food for this season. To stay healthy, you need to be very cautious, especially with what you eat.
In this article, we are going to talk about foods that you should eat throughout the season. You should eat foods that boost your immunity, protect your body against infections, and prevent falling sick. Here is the list.
- Hot soups: When hungry, dump the ‘Chaat’ or other fast foods, pick-up a bowl of hot soup, veg soup with garlic, black pepper, and ginger preferably. The spices will keep you warm internally. Soups are full of nutrition and easy to digest. Soups also help in keeping you hydrated.
- Fruits: Including fruits in your daily intake is best throughout the year, but choose the ones based on the season. In monsoon, choose plums and blueberries for the antioxidants, minerals & vitamins, and bananas to aid digestion and prevent stomach infections.
- Sprouts: Sprouts are a healthy treat all year round. Eating them in the monsoon helps boost immunity and helps you fight germs. They are full of proteins. Add a pinch of salt, few drops or lime juice, and add chopped onions to make a tasty ‘Chaat’.
- Herbal Tea: It’s like sipping a cup of health. Herbal tea with honey is the best way to stay disease-free. Alternatively, you can try ginger tea or basil tea. Drinking herbal teas keep you warm, prevent throat infections, and improve immunity.
- Turmeric milk: Turmeric is an all-season miracle spice. It is known for anti-inflammatory properties. Drink turmeric-milk during monsoon to increase immunity and catch viral infections.
There are many foods that are good for the season. We have suggested the best ones for your health. Include the above-mentioned foods in your daily intake, stay healthy, and enjoy the season to your heart’s delight.
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