MONSOON CALLS: HEALTH ALERT!
The long unbearable scorching summer heat makes us worship the God to pour some rain. Though it’s a pleasure moment when the first rain falls,but it’s also an invitation for gastrointestinal problems, furthermore decreasing the body’s immune defenses and leading us to allergies and infections. So here are a few do’s and dont’s that should be taken care of this monsoon.
Boiled water should be a must this monsoon! Carry the bottle along wherever you go,Because this infectious season can load water with bacteria and viruses that causes various diseases in the gut.
2. HYDRATION IS THE KEY
This humid weather causes the body to perspire more causing dehydration so drinking lots of water may help! At Least 6-8 glasses is a must and this can be infused water too,adding some health benefits.
3. LEAVE THE RAW !
Salads and raw fruits & veggies should be stayed away from as they may be contaminated with pathogens! Instead prefer cooked food to enjoy the mild weather and the drizzles.
4. IMMUNITY BOOSTERS
Enjoy this ‘Varsha Ritu’ with immunity boosting foods such as almonds,garlic or herbal teas. Herbal teas play a crucial role in detoxifying the body. Enjoy fruits this monsoon - mangoes, lychees, apples for energy and immunity.
5.BITTER IS BETTER
Astringent and pungent foods play the supporting role of cleansing our system such as bitter gourd,methi, neem etc.
6.A NO TO PAKORA CRAVINGS!
No,don’t take me wrong! You can have pakoras once a while but eating fried foods on a regular basis reduces the digestion speed,making you feel heavy ,bloated and tired.
7. NO TO LEAFY GREENS
Wait, what!? Yes,you heard it right- a dietitian saying no for the nutritionally loaded greens. The dirt and mud invites the bacteria and viruses inviting infections.