Hello, Foodies and Buddies!
The monsoon season is almost upon us here in India and with the rain comes a variety of challenges to our diets and our health. Our #WellnessWednesday post this time around is to help you stay healthy and happy through the rainy season.
So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 Healthy Food Tips for the Monsoon Season:
#1) Eat Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
The monsoon season is one where a low-fibre diet is suggested in order to aid with digestion. A great way to achieve this is to eat fresh vegetable and fruits. Emphasis on the word fresh.
Cut veggies and fruits which have been sitting out in the open for an extended period of time are susceptible to the increased amount of bacteria in the air so they are best avoided.
#2) Lay Off the Seafood
The monsoon season is one where you should seriously consider substituting other meats or even vegetarian food instead of seafood.
The rainy months are prime breeding time for fishes and prawns and consuming them is not the best of ideas. If you simply must eat some seafood, make sure you are sourcing the freshest possible fish and prawns and that you cook them very very well.
#3) Don’t Go Green
While green, leafy vegetables are very good for your health, they are worth skipping over during the rainy months. Monsoon season brings with it a massive increase in dirt, germs, and bacteria – all of which can lead to illness.
Leafy greens, cauliflower, and cabbage are all best avoided and take extra precaution to wash all vegetables thoroughly before consumption.
#4) Homemade Tea is Your Best Friend
Homemade teas are one of the best beverage options during monsoon. Not only are they hot and soothing for the body, they also bring with them a variety of health benefits.
They boost your immunity with their anti-oxidant properties and offer a healthy option for are used to a constant intake of liquids.
#5) Control Fried Food Intake
One of the lesser-known effects of the monsoon season is the effect that it has on our digestive systems. The increased amount of humidity in the air inversely affects the speed of digestion.
Fried food can lead to a bunch of stomach problems which are best avoided during these months. I’m not saying that you can’t eat any fried food, but do keep things in moderation.
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