Monsoon is here in all its glory, from the grey cloudy sky, the cold wind, the thunder and lightning, the sound of raindrops to the diseases. People usually fall sick during monsoon as the moisture in the air triggers growth and proliferation of many harmful microorganisms. You need to take many precautions during this season to stay healthy. You need to consume food that will boost your immunity and will help your body against infections. Here is a list of foods you should eat this monsoon to avoid falling sick.
1. Hot Soups
Instead of eating chaats, try soups during your snack time. Full of nutrition and satiating, soups are easy to digest and will make your tummy happy. Since you usually forget to drink enough water during monsoon, the soup will hydrate you. It is recommended to drink chicken soup or vegetable soup with garlic, black pepper and ginger. These spices will make your soup tasty and healthy. Your soup will warm you up.
2. Plums, Jamun and Banana
You must eat plums, which are also known as aloo Bukhara in Hindi, banana and Jamun during the raining season. The sweet and tangy plums are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Jamun has a slightly acid spicy and sweet flavour. It is also known to have medicinal properties and is used for the treatment of diabetes. You must eat a banana as it will aid digestion and help prevent gastrointestinal infections.
Sprouts are right for your health in every season, but you must have them during monsoon as they will boost your immunity and help your body to fight germs. Full of proteins, sprouts make for a healthy breakfast. You can have green gram sprouts with chopped onions, salt and lime juice. Turn the sprouts into tasty chaats and eat them during your snack time.
4. Herbal Tea with Honey
Herbal teas like ginger tea and holy basil or tulsi tea are your best friends during monsoon. Consuming these herbal teas will warm you up and improve your immunity. They will help you avoid throat and other infections. Have the tea with honey instead of sugar. Honey is known for its anti-bacterial property and will boost your immunity. You can also have it during breakfast with your muesli or cornflakes.
5. Turmeric Milk
Turmeric is a miracle spice and should be included in your diet during every season. In monsoon, this golden herb boosts immunity and keeps throat infection at bay. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. Drink a glass of turmeric milk at night every day to stay healthy during the raining season.