Monsoon brings soothing relief from the unbearable summer heat, but it also invites lots & lots of germs & bacteria into our house. On the one hand, it is the season of tea & pakode, while on the other hand, many health problems arise during this season that may directly reduce the immunity power of our body.

And while battling COVID-19, we cannot afford to lose the immunity power of our body, because it is the reason health problems find their way in our body. During this pandemic, we cannot consider an occasional cough or cold normal we have to take certain precautions to tackle the health issues that transpire due to change in weather.

However, by following some easy diet tips & maintaining good health, you can avoid serious health problems & boost your immune system.

Let's have a look at what to eat & what not to eat during monsoon:

Foods to Avoid:

  • 1-Avoid Watery Food: Watery food like watermelon, muskmelon, buttermilk, cucumber, tomato, etc. should be avoided. These foods increase swelling in the body & can create stomach infection.
  • 2-Avoid Street Food: Street food like panipuri, bhelpuri, pakoras, pre-sliced fruits should be avoided completely, especially during the rainy season as they contain bacteria that may cause severe health problems.
  • 3-Avoid Spicy Food: If you are prone to allergies, you need to avoid spicy food. It increases the temperature of the body, thus increases the spread of allergies & can create rashes.
  • 4-Stay Away from Dairy Products: Dairy products spoil easily in the fluctuating temperature of monsoon, so you should avoid them. But, if you must opt for curd, yogurt, or packaged ice-cream.
  • 5-Avoid Seafood Food: Monsoon season is the breeding season for fishes, you may get an infection from them, so it is best to avoid them.

Foods to Have:

  • 1-Eat Seasonal Fruits: Seasonal fruits like pomegranate, mangoes, peaches, pears, litchi, apples, papayas, etc. can help to restore the immune system.
  • 2-Have Herbal Warm Tea (Kadha): While preparing a herbal warm Kadha, add a dash of medicinal spices like ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, etc. which you can find in a Vasant Tea Masala. This tea will provide you relief from infections & fewer.
  • 3-Include Anti-inflammatory Food: Foods like berries, green leafy vegetables, beetroot, bitter gourd, pumpkin, etc. should be included in your diet during monsoon as they have anti-inflammatory properties & keeps your immunity level strong. Moreover, it also helps with thyroid problems, heart disease, and infections.
  • 4-Insist on Bottled Water: When you are out for lunch or dinner at restaurants, always insist on bottled water never trust the water that's been lying in the jug for several hours. Also, have your home water purifier system checked every 3-4 months.
  • 5-Boiled Water: Boiling water kills all the germs & bacteria present in them. Moreover, it important to drink lots of water to stay hydrated & to keep your system clean.

Following all these diets & nutritional guidelines will help you to stay safe & healthy during the rainy season. Always take necessary precautionary measures for hygiene like keeping your house clean, washing your hands frequently, etc. Also, don't forget to do a timely check-up with your physician. And, if you looking 100% pure & authentic spices for your tea, try Vasant Masala’s tea masala, it is a one-stop solution for you. You can buy our spices from your nearest Grocery store, or buy spice online from Amazon and Flipkart.

Have a safe & healthy monsoon!!

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