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 Healthy Diet Plans for Monsoon which can help you stay healthy in monsoon.
- Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. Avoid watermelon and muskmelons and also goosing on too many mangoes may cause pimples.
- Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention.
- Eating watery foods like lassi, watermelon, rice, muskmelon creates swelling in the body. So, better opt for foods which are drying in nature like corn, gram flour, chick pea etc.
- Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon.
- Body’s immunity can be increased by adding a dash of garlic to the soups, sir fries and curries you intake.
- Opt for yogurt, curd and almonds in your diet instead of milk. Drink only boiled and purified water to protect yourself from harmful germs and drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Also take necessary precautions like cleaning your house, cleaning your environment, washing hands before and after having the meal, etc.
- People who face skin allergies during rainy seasons must avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods raise body temperature and stimulate blood circulation and it leads to allergies and skin irritation. Other problems such as boils, change in skin color dullness, rashes, pyodera are also some skin damaging effects which arise in this season.
- Avoid naturally sour foods like tamarind, tomatoes and lime in your diet as it promotes water retention.
- Avoid eating fried items, pre- cut fruits and juices from road side vendors and stick to high quality and hygiene.
- People who suffer with arthritis should drink warm water with tulsi and dalchini (cardamom) on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this improves bowel syndromes and also decreases pains in joints.
Following these guidelines helps you to stay safe and healthy during monsoons. Always binge on nutritional food and be hygienic by taking necessary precautionary measures like cleaning your house, washing hands before and after having a meal, etc. Have a safe and healthy monsoon.