What Foods to Avoid & Foods to Choose During Monsoons

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Updated on Aug 20, 2021

What Foods to Avoid Foods to Choose During Monsoons
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“Waw mummy barish aa gai bhigna hai! Chaat pakodi ka man ho raha hai!” These are standard lines children say during rainy weather. As children, we too enjoyed dancing in the rain, jumping in puddles and eating chaat – so why not help your child enjoy this too! The rainy season is a breeding ground for various infections and bacteria, so with a bit of care, you too can enjoy this time with your child. Check healthy herbs that helps in monsoon.    

Here we shared foods which are safe to consume during the monsoon and which to avoid. Here is my monsoon food guide.

  1. Which fruits are best to help keep your child’s natural immunity on the up and up!
  2. How to boost your child’s digestion with different spices like pepper and ginger.
  3. The best snack foods for those in-between-mealtime munchies.
  4. Which foods are best avoided during the monsoon – which fruits are not safe, and more…

Read ahead to find out how to keep your child healthy, happy and well-fed this monsoon & know food which you avoid in monsoon season…

Safe Foods During the Monsoon:

  1. Fruits - Cherries, litchee, jamun, green almonds, peaches and plums as they have natural antioxidants and enhance your child's immunity against diseases.
  2. Include spices like garlic, pepper and ginger in your child's diet as they help with digestion.
  3. Healthy snacks - Give your child walnuts, almonds, prunes and dates to munch on.
  4. Whole eggs (obtained from hygienic sources), soya and pulses are all good options.
  5. Dry cereals like corn, chickpeas and oats.

What Foods to Avoid in Monsoon:

  1. Oily, spicy and street food.
  2. Raw salads and fruits that are cut beforehand.
  3. Raw sprouts.
  4.  Watermelons, muskmelons and mangoes.
  5. Cold cuts and meats.

Taking care of these few points can keep your children safe and healthy in this season. With a little creativity and effort in the kitchen, you too can prepare favourite monsoon eats or street food like chaat and pakoras for your family to enjoy. If your children are slightly older, they could help you cook too ! Read tips to prevent monsoon diseases in children.  

Did you find Reetika’s monsoon food guide useful? What healthy foods do your children enjoy during the monsoon? Do leave your recipes and comments…. We love hearing from you !


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Aug 03, 2017

Thanks for the worthful blog. I never knew mangoes should be avoided during monsoons , my baby loves to have mangoes, what should I do?

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| Aug 03, 2017

Hi Puloma,Yes Puloma because mango is a seasonal fruit (summer season) and it can lead to tummy upset if consumed during the rainy season. Also if you see the composition of mango it is 84% water and 16% sugar which is why there are higher chances of bacterial and fungal growth. Try giving your child other seasonal fruits like plum,cherries,pear,papaya and pomegranate. Replace the mangoes with these fruits.

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| Aug 07, 2017

Worried about your child contracting an illness during the monsoon? We bring you a list of foods and nutrient-rich recipes that you must include in her diet to keep her healthy.

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| Aug 24, 2017

can i give banana to my son of 1. 5 year old during rainy

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