Even though monsoon brings with it the much-awaited relief from the hot weather, it also has its drawbacks. You may find yourself stretching your hand towards that cup of garama garam chai and pakora’s, but hold your horses. Excess humidity and heavy pouring increases unhealthy risk factors and give birth to air-borne diseases, bacteria, dengue and other viral infections that can be life threatening. And, although, we try our utmost best to take care of ourselves, maybe you should alter your food habits for a change. So, here are a few dietary tips that you must take care off, especially in the monsoon season in order to boost your immunity, so you can remain strong and enjoy this lovely weather.
HYDRATE YOUR SELF
Drink a lot of water, period! It will not keep you full but also flush out all the toxins from your body. Also, you’re prone to sweating in the humid weather, therefore drink as much water as you can.
LOW SALT INTAKE
Avoid sodium because salt has water retention properties and can cause gas and a bloated stomach.
EAT FRUITS AND DRY NUTS
Avoid hydrated foods and eat seasonal fruits instead, and perhaps a lot of dry nuts that accelerate your digestive system instead of slowing it down.
SAY NO TO STREET FOOD
That’s a no a brainer! So, anything that is being sold on the streets including gol gappy or channa chaat for that matter.
Make peppermint tea, ginger tea and other herbal tea’s a part of your routine because these beverages increase your immunity and also improves your digestion.
Milk can sometime slow down your digestion process, and we don’t even know when and how we can become lactose-intolerant, so avoid having milk and alternate it with fresh curd!
BYE BYE SPICY/ DEEP FRIED FOOD
Deep fried and spicy food can lead to indigestion and gastric concerns so avoid having those and put yourself before unhealthy food.