KEEP YOURSELF HEALTHY THIS MONSOON
DIET DURING RAINS – SOME HEALTHY CHANGES-

# Avoid heavy, salty food as it promotes water retention and bloating.
# Eat light foods like vegetables, fruits, cereals etc and avoid too much of meat or fish.
# Avoid fried foods as they decrease the digestive efficiency.
# Do not indulge in heavy exercises, instead walking along with yoga or stretching is better as heavy exercises cause an increase in body temperature which leads to headaches, body aches etc.
# Eat foods which are drying in nature, the most popular being makka (corn), chana (chickpea), besan (gram flour), jow (oats). # # Eating watery foods like rice, lassi, watermelon, muskmelon creates swelling in the body.
# Avoid heavy oils like mustard oil, peanut oil, sesame oil. Consume drying oils like corn oil, or light oils like olive oils.
# Maintain the general hygiene while eating out and definitely avoid roadside vendors as very few people have the high immunity to handle the bacterial overload at such places.
# Avoid salads or choose warm/steamed salads as there are many infectious organisms in this season.
# Avoid foods which are very sour like tamarind (imli), chutneys and pickles as they promote water retention.
#Avoid consuming dairy foods like paneer, raita etc outside at a street vendor.
# Wash all green vegetables thoroughly as a lot of worms and insects are hidden in the leafy vegetables.
#Consume a lot of bitter vegetables like karela (bitter gourd) and bitter herbs like neem (basil), methi (fenugreek) seeds, haldi (turmeric) as it prevents infection.