Even when we all are stuck at home during the pandemic, the weather outside affects our mood and the transition in our mood changes our food cravings.
We are at the peak of the Monsoon season, which brings a lot of health problems like indigestion, food poisoning, and other infections. Rainy days often make us crave for something hot and spicy, sometimes fried too. We are just so tempted to have junk food and desserts from time to time when we already know that it is unhealthy for us.
So, why don’t we make little lifestyle changes that do not require much effort and allow us to enjoy ourselves?
After all, all we want is a healthy and fit body. Don’t we?
We can do this by simply making better food choices and by following the monsoon diet. Nowadays, there are plenty of healthy and tasty snacks available. If you still crave something unhealthy, it is okay to have it occasionally, but having it in controlled proportions helps us enjoy ourselves without being guilty. So, enjoy the monsoon season and stay healthy too.
Healthy monsoon diet tips for the rainy season.
Staying hydrated helps our body to function appropriately, water aids in boosting your immunity as they negate the building of toxins in your body. So, make sure you boil your water before drinking and try to replace your tea and coffee with jasmine tea chamomile tea, or green tea. Drink buttermilk, fruit juices, and healthier drinks to keep your digestion in check.
Low sodium diet
Lower down the salt intake as it causes water retention and high blood pressure. This becomes of main value to people already suffering from heart problems. A low sodium diet means avoiding packaged food, Cheese, salted butter, Pickles, street food, etc. You can replace it with fresh fruit chaat, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, dry fruits, and parallel natural sources of low sodium.
Ginger & turmeric: A healthy addition
Immunity being the keyword in the current scenario, natural antibiotic turmeric does a great job for your body to build your immunity. Simply adding ginger to your food can make a huge difference to your metabolism. You can protect yourself from cold and cough by drinking turmeric-infused milk.
Bitter is better!
Green Vegetables like bitter gourd, spinach, methi, broccoli, neem, etc can help your body prevent infections and antivirals. These vegetables are rich in nutrients and vitamin A, E, C, folic acid, and fiber. You can have it boiled, cooked with other seasonal vegetables, or fried. Whichever form you like or do not like, make sure to add it to your monsoon diet.
Enjoy the rains with groundnuts popularly known as ‘muffali’ and similar dry food such as corn, oats, etc. This helps to prevent swelling or bloating of the body.
Nuts and dry fruits
Munching on almonds, dates, pistachios, is a good idea to strengthen your immunity as it is rich in riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin E. Also, these are great options for your monsoon diet with replacing it with an evening snack and helps in protecting your cells by keeping it healthy.
Since you cannot venture out during the monsoon for your morning walks, It is very important to regularly exercise to stay fit and healthy. So, you can make an effort and try Pilates or yoga or simply indulge in some freehand exercises at home.
Along with a healthy diet and exercise, you can also keep your house clean and pest-free, Shower immediately after getting wet.
Disclaimer: The advice given in this content is purely based on generic information. These tips are not to be considered as an alternative to standard medical opinion. It is advised to always consult your own doctor for medical help. The Vocal News does not claim any responsibility for the given information.
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