Thursday, 25 June 2015

Nutritional & wellness Tips in Monsoon:


The humid and grimy conditions in monsoon plays a host for many disease causing germs, which cause some serious health issues like dengue, malaria, conjunctivitis, typhoid, viral fever, pneumonia, gastro intestinal disturbances, diarrhea and dysentery. If your immune system is weak you are supposed to catch these diseases instantly. Adopt few health & wellness tips to maintain seasonal good health.
1. Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. Avoid watermelon and muskmelons and also goosing on too many mangoes may cause pimples.
2. Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention.
3. Eating watery foods like lassi, watermelon, rice, muskmelon creates swelling in the body. So, better opt for foods which are drying in nature like corn, gram flour, chick pea etc.
4.Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon.
5.Body’s immunity can be increased by adding a dash of garlic to the soups, sir fries and curries you intake.
6.Opt for yogurt, curd and almonds in your diet instead of milk. Drink only boiled and purified water to protect yourself from harmful germs and drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated.
7.Consuming bitter vegetables like bitter gourd, and bitter herbs like neem, turmeric powder and methi seeds help in preventing infections.
8.Consume drying oils like corn oil or light oil and avoid heavy oils like sesame oil, peanut oil and mustard oil as they fall in first place to invite infections.
9.People who face skin allergies during rainy seasons must avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods raise body temperature and stimulate blood circulation and it leads to allergies and skin irritation.
10.Avoid naturally sour foods like tamarind, tomatoes and lime in your diet as it promotes water retention.
11.Avoid too much of fish and meat this season and heavy curries and non- vegetarians should go for light meat preparations like stew and soups.
12.Astringent, mildly bitter and pungent foods must be best served this season.
13.Drink lots of herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties. These include ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves. Excessive intake of coffee and tea dehydrates body fluids so
they must be better avoided.
14.Avoid eating fried items, pre- cut fruits and juices from road side vendors and stick to high quality and hygiene.
15.People who suffer with arthritis should drink warm water with tulsi and dalchini (cardamom) on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this improves bowel syndromes and also decreases pains in joints.
16.Always wash vegetables well and keep them clean especially if they are taken raw.
17. Dry yourself asap if you get wet in rain and always take home bath after a rain bath .

*net source