Stay healthy this monsoon
Created by Parentune Support Updated on Jun 20, 2012
First showers of monsoon are overwhelming welcomed by everyone. Apart from giving relief from the intense heat of the summer season, monsoon brings some health risks as well.
Along with the monsoon showers comes the risk of various diseases like food poisoning, diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. As per the Ayurveda, monsoon is the time when the humidity levels are high in the atmosphere and the capability of our body’s digestive system is at its lowest. In rainy season digestion is generally weak. Therefore one should watch what we eat.
Monsoon also dampens once immunity and makes us susceptible to many diseases prevalent during this season. Rainy season marked by a rampant spread of diseases. The ailments that crop up during this period flare up in autumn.
Monsoons mean frequent downpours, stagnant streets and onset of illness. Every rainy season seems to witness an increase in water borne diseases. Therefore, it becomes essential to keep a check over what we eat and drink.
Here are a few tips to stay health during the rainy season.
- • Always drink clean and fresh water
- • If you do not have purified water, drink only boiled and filtered water ensure that you drink it within 24 hrs of boiling
- • Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly, particularly leafy vegetables and cauliflower
- • Eat moderately as its harder to digest food during the monsoon
- • Moong dal is easily digestible and an ideal choice for the season
- • Garlic, pepper, ginger, asafoetida (hing), jeera powder, turmeric and coriander enhances digestion and improves immunity
- • Lighter meat preparations like soups and stews are advisable rather than heavy curries.
- • Eat only freshly cooked food, or reheat stored food before consumption
- • Drink warm beverages; add mint or dry ginger powder to tea.
Nutritious diet boosts your immune system and proper hygienic practices helps ward off monsoon sicknesses. Take every precautious measure well in advance, don’t forget the meaningful adage ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Avoid self-medication and report to your physician when you’re confronted with any illness symptoms
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