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We all love the monsoon season. We all enjoy the knee dip water logging, colored umbrellas, paper boats, lightening, thundering and even getting wet in the rains.
The moment we think about rainy season our minds are occupied with and our mouth starts to drool over kanda bhajiya and ginger tea. But we should include seasonal foods in our diet as it’s not only healthy but also capable of preventing diseases. This is a season which helps breed bacteria, viruses, insects and flies. Our body has certain reactions to this season we love. During monsoon our body has poor digestion and is prone to infections. Thus to keep our body safe from such infections, here’s a list of 10 seasonal foods to enjoy monsoon and keep ourselves healthy.
Mix and match the below health foods during the rains and enjoy it to the fullest. These are the 10 foods from my list for you.
Seasonal fruits like jamun, mangoes, plum, cherries, lychee, peaches and pomegranates should be included in your diet because these fruits are rich in fibre, vitamin A and C and antioxidants.
Monsoon is the season of gourds like bitter gourd, bottle gourd, ridge gourd etc. Bottle gourd has a high percentage of water and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium.
Bitter gourd is rich in vitamin A, C, vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B9. It is also rich in calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and
It also contains saponins and terpenoids which lower blood sugar levels.
You should include spices like turmeric, clove, tulsi, ginger and cardamom in your diet because these have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and immunity booster properties. And yes tea is allowed one extra cup with all the above spices. yummyyy
4. Vitamin C rich foods:
This includes foods like lemons, tomatoes, bell peppers which you should include in your diet since monsoon season lowers your immunity and these foods are immunity boosters.
Include probiotics like butter, milk and freshly prepared dahi in your diet. It contains good bacteria so your gut flora will always be happy.
6. Nuts and dry fruits:
You should definitely include dry fruits like dates, almonds and walnuts in your diet as it is good in every season. These are full of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and fibres. And yeah nuts will give you that energy in case you are getting late reaching home.
Include garlic in your diet. It has loads of health benefits.
It fights the cold and flu causing viruses and boosts our immune system. Eating steaming hot food with hot garlic gives that extra kick if you are watching the rains in the balcony.
Soups are easy to digest and will keep your tummy happy. A bowl of vegetable corn soup with black pepper, lemon coriander soup, chicken soup or tomato soup with garlic and ginger will keep you healthy throughout the season.
Sprouts are easy to digest instead of whole lentils. It is protein rich helping your body to fight germs and boost your immune system.
10. Fresh fish:
Eat fresh fish which is properly cooked. Avoid raw fish or raw seafood during monsoon because it is their breeding season. You may end up with stomach infection.
So follow the healthy diet to keep your body safe and healthy. Hey!, wait, avoid the below :
- Food Which is high in salt
- Fried food
- Carbonated drinks
- Street food like pani puri etc. because they contain bacteria and may cause water borne diseases.
So enjoy this monsoon season together with the top 10 seasonal foods.