Finally, we have experienced break from the unbearable heat brought by summer as the rainy season has arrived. Despite that, it is important to take note that this is also the season where a lot of health issues breed. Since it affects our immune system, we need to pay more attention to what goes in our body. So, here are the foods you can eat and avoid in order to stay healthy during the rainy season.
How to Remain Healthy During the Rainy Season
What to Eat:
- Eat seasonal fruits
Apples, cherries, lychees, jamuns, plums, papayas, peaches, and pears are some of the fruits you can eat during the rainy season as these will help in improving the immune system.
Putting a little amount of garlic in your food will help in improving the immune system.
- Curd instead of milk
Curd or yogurt avoids the possibility of bacteria to enter your body, so it is much better to choose it over milk. Also, curd has probiotics that helps in stomach problems whereas milk can cause indigestion, especially during rainy days.
- Bitter food
Bitter gourd, turmeric, neem, basil, and methi are some of the vegetables and herbs that can help you get rid of infections that spread within this season.
- Drink herbal teas
A lot of herbal teas contain antibacterial properties such ginger and greet. Also, these help in soothing the throat and keeping your warm during the cool weather.
What to Avoid:
- Watery food
Watery food such as buttermilk, rice, watermelon, lassi, etc. may cause swelling in the body. Get rid of such kind of food to take care of your water retention.
Avoid salt intake because this causes high blood pressure and water retention in our body which may lead to additional health issues within the season.
- Spicy food
Eating spicy food increases body temperature and stimulates blood circulation. So if you’re prone to allergies, avoid such kind of food of it speed up the spread of allergies.
- Avoid street food
Street food, junk food, pre-cut fruits, and fried food should be avoided as most of them are not fully cooked, leading to bacteria growth.
Some oils including mustard, sesame, and peanut can invite infection in your body as they are heavy and can generate heat in the body. Therefore, you may choose corn oil or lighter oils.
There are a lot of ways to prevent getting sick during the rainy days. However, following the tips mentioned above will surely help you enjoy the rest of the rainy season by keeping yourself healthy.