The arrival of monsoons is accompanied with craving for hot and fried foods like hot coffee and tea with different varieties of pakoras. On one hand this lovely season brings grey skies, cool temperature and precipitation for everyone to enjoy. On the other hand one can also not escape from infections caused by contaminated food and water consumed in this season. But with little caution and careful selection of food items you can boost up your immune system and combat the diseases. So, here’s a list of foods you should eat during monsoon season to stay fit and healthy.
Soups are enriched with nutrients and light on stomach too. They not only provide protection against flu but also keep you well-hydrated in humid weather although vegetable soup is on excellent option but for non-vegetarians, chicken soup is a wonderful source of maintaining your body fluid as well as electrolytes.
2. Herbal Teas-
Tea is a staple drink in almost every house in India during rainy season. But milk is not an ideal option against diseases. Consuming herbal teas infused with ginger or lemon is a great way to keep yourself free from diseases. There are a variety of flavors available in the market so select the one suiting your taste buds and enjoy the freshness of the season.
Fruits protect you against many diseases by building up your immunity. There are exotic varieties of fruits to choose from during rainy season like-Bananas are packed with vitamins and minerals and ease the process of digestion
which prevents gastrointestinal infections from occurring; Jamun has high content of nutrients like folate, potassium, iron and these are greatly needed by your body in monsoon season; Cherries are rich in antioxidants which on one hand helps fight against infections and on the other hand relaxes the brain; Litchi which is enriched with vitamin C plays a major role in strengthening your immune system and also builds up your body’s resistance.
These nuts are an excellent source of proteins and are also low on fat. It enhances your digestive fire,controls your sugar level and protects you against various diseases. It is very beneficial to keep you at the pink of your health.
It is a storehouse of essential vitamins, minerals, potassium, fiber and folic acid. It is very low in calories and ideal for detoxifying your body. Drinking a glass of beetroot juice everyday in monsoons help in revival and revitalization of stamina and keeps you fit.
By including the above mentioned food items in your diet, you can protect yourself from the health issues that might affect you in monsoon season. Make sure to eat clean, healthy and properly cooked food. Also don’t forget to include exercise in your daily regime as it gives you an additional benefit. Eat lots of fruits, curd, veggies, multigrains and low sodium diet. The most important thing of all is to keep yourself well-hydrated by increasing your fluid intake including ro purified water, juices and soups. RO water is considered safe in monsoon season instead of drinking water from any other source and inviting diseases and infections. Eat healthy, stay fit and enjoy monsoon is the best Mantra of Life.