Monsoon may be most of ours’ favorite season and it is here in all its glory, giving us respite from all that melting heat of summer. The breezy mornings and earthy smell of the wetland is something that we all love to witness during this season.
However, with the respite from the hot weather, monsoon also brings along an array of bacterial infections that may take a toll on our body and overall health. Most of it depends heavily on the kind of food we consume during monsoon.
People tend to fall sick during monsoon as the moisture in the air triggers growth and proliferation of many harmful microorganisms. In this case, you need to take precautions during this season to stay healthy.
There are several food items you should consume in order to boost immunity and also these food items will help your body against infections.
Here is a list of food items that you should eat this rainy season to avoid falling sick
These crunchy nuts are an excellent source of protein. Almonds are packed with various nutrients that are beneficial for your health and are also quite low on fat. This flavorful nut enhances your digestive system, keeps your sugar levels under control, and offers a protective shield from various diseases common during monsoon.
Munch on a juicy apple every day to have a balanced, healthy diet. Available in countless variants, apples contain multiple elements that offer a good protective cover for you from various health conditions that are easily contracted during the rains. It also makes sure that your digestive system is functioning properly. Turns out the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is quite true!
Pomegranates are a perfect inclusion in a healthy diet! It is packed with vitamins, especially vitamin C, which ensures that the protein in your body is properly metabolized. This, in turn, ensures that your digestive system is healthy and clean. It also powers up your immunity, thus helping in combating various illnesses.
Plums, also known as Aloo Bukhara in Hindi are found in every street corner in India during the rainy season. This sweet and a bit tangy fruit is loaded with minerals and is a great source of potassium. They are also rich in antioxidants, protecting the body against cell-damaging free radicals and are low in calories and hence will not increase your blood sugar levels.
Pears has great immunity-boosting potential. This crisp and juicy fruit is a treasure of assorted vitamins and minerals, all which will help to shield you from diseases commonly floating around during the rainy season. Along with being a good source of fiber, it also contains a good quantity of copper, vitamin C, and vitamin B12. And it also helps in cooling the body and thereby easing the fever.
Beetroot is packed with the goodness of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, fiber, and folic acid. Beets are also amazingly low in calories making it an ideal veggie when it comes to detoxifying your body. Having a glass of beetroot juice every day will revive your stamina and keep you healthy during the monsoon.
Garlic cloves are rich with immunity-boosting properties and antioxidants. They also ease your digestive system at the same time ensuring that your metabolic rate is at the correct pace. Add crushed garlic cloves to a hot bowl of soup and enjoy the rainy season!
The fiery nature of ginger peps up your mood while also boosting your metabolism. Add some grated ginger in your tea or a glass of warm water along with lemon and honey and get your daily immune-boosting supplement!
These flavorful black beads come with an awesome dose of good health. A natural antidote for fever, cough, cold, muscular pain, flu and various respiratory conditions, black pepper is a must include monsoon food!
Turmeric is also an excellent immunity boosting agent, plus it is a great natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent which especially helps when you get a bout of cough or fever. It is also known to keep the levels of blood sugar under control. Adding ½ teaspoon of turmeric with a glass of milk will help safeguard you from monsoon illnesses.