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Nutrition Tips For A Safe & Healthy Monsoon

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Damp weather conditions are a host for disease causing germs, to maintain optimal nutrition levels and protect you from some serious health issues  Mrs. Sonia Kocchar, a dietician has devised some nutrition tips for a safe & healthy monsoon.

Diet Plan For A Safe Monsoon

  • Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. Avoid watermelon and muskmelons and also goosing on too many mangoes may cause pimples.
  • Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention.

Diet Plan For A Safe Monsoon

  • Eating watery foods like lassi, watermelon, rice, muskmelon creates swelling in the body. So, better opt for foods which are drying in nature like corn, gram flour, chick pea etc.
  • Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon.
  • Body’s immunity can be increased by adding a dash of garlic to the soups, sir fries and curries you intake. Follow it as a part of your monsoon diet plan.

Diet Plan For A Safe Monsoon

  • Opt for yogurt, curd and almonds in your diet instead of milk.
  • Avoid naturally sour foods like tamarind, tomatoes and lime in your diet as it promotes water retention.
  • Avoid too much of fish and meat this season and heavy curries and non- vegetarians should go for light meat preparations like stew and soups.
  • Astringent, mildly bitter and pungent foods must be best served this season.
  • Drink lots of herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties. These include ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves. Excessive intake of coffee and tea dehydrates body fluids so they must be better avoided.

Diet Plan For A Safe Monsoon

  • Vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, cluster beans, ladies finger, kidney beans, pigeon pea, and sprouted grains must be avoided.
  • Eat steamed salads instead of raw vegetables as they contain active bacteria and virus that cause bacterial and viral infections.

Diet Plan For A Safe Monsoon

  • Avoid eating fried items, pre- cut fruits and juices from road side vendors.
  • People who suffer with arthritis should drink warm water with tulsi and dalchini (cardamom) on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this improves bowel syndromes and also decreases pains in joints.
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