What to Avoid in Child's Diet in Monsoon Season
Created by Bhavna Updated on Jun 24, 2020
Monsoons are here and with it comes the urge to eat crispy fried pakoras accompanied by hot tea. You and the child feel like eating something spicy, and at times deep fried. But these are the foods that promote bloating and water retention. So, read about what should you eat and what should you not eat or what to give your child to eat to stay healthy ?
Our proparent Bhavna with her blog here answers to all the queries you may have regarding what to eat and what to avoid during monsoon.
Food that Best to Avoid During Monsoon in Children
Here's a list of food that are best avoided during monsoon and the food that you can eat during monsoon...
- It is best to avoid salty and heavy food since it promotes bloating and water retention.
- During monsoons one should avoid too much of fish or meat. Stock your fridge with green vegetables, cereals and fruits. Also avoid fried or overcooked food since the decrease your body's digestive efficiency.
- Stick to "dry" foods. Cereals like corn, chickpea and oats will provide you with all the vital nutrition that you need. During monsoon is it is best to avoid watery meals like curried rice as they may cause bloating.
- Heavy oils like Mustard and sesame should be avoided during monsoons. This in addition to increasing the concentration of Pitta also makes the body vulnerable to infections. Oils, which can be used, for cooking during the rainy season are dry oils like corn or light oils like olive.
- Avoid salads and cut fruits during monsoons. Choose steamed salads instead.
- Avoid fruits and dishes that are very sour like tamarind, pickles and chutneys since they promote water retention.
- It's best to avoid dairy based eatables like raita and cottage cheese (paneer) while eating outside.
- Avoid consuming dairy foods like paneer, raita etc. outside at a street vendor.
- 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.
- Last but not the least feel free to feast on hot tea and spicy pakoras as long as you keep the rest of your diet healthy.
So, read about what should you eat and what should you not eat or give your child to eat in more detail ? Did you find this blog useful? What steps do you take to ensure that your little one is healthy during this monsoon season? Share your feedbacks with us in the comments section !
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