Boost immunity during monsoons in India
Staying healthy during the monsoon is hard, as the monsoon brings an increased risk of infections, skin allergies, problems like indigestion, colds, flu, waterborne diseases, etc. It’s important to take care of your diet and other habits to keep a healthy immunity during the rainy season in India. Here are a few tips to increase immunity during the monsoon season:
Drink boiled water
Drinking boiled water can help prevent many diseases like diarrhea, cholera, and jaundice. Boiled water can help prevent many such water-borne diseases. To prevent cold, cough or flu try adding honey or ginger to lukewarm drinking water. Along with these, try to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day as a colder climate often results in reduced water intake.
Eat lots of Seasonal fruits
Citrus fruits contain vitamin C which is great for boosting immunity. Along with these seasonal fruits are powerhouses of nutrients like fiber, vitamins, etc. Include fruits like apple, papaya, amla, orange, mosambi, guava, amla, etc to boost immunity.
seasonal fruits are a great source of mineral & vitamins that boost immunity & general well being
High protein diet
Protein provides macro-nutrients for the body needed to increase immunity, build muscles, and for healing of wounds. A high protein diet will help with all of these things along with boosting immunity.
A high protein diet is great for immunity
Probiotics help with boosting immunity and stop the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut. Try to include dahi or curd in your diet as it is a very easily available probiotic and can help fight infections.
Say no to junk food
Junk food or spicy food can cause allergies and make a person dull too. One should avoid street food in India as germs contained in it can cause infections. Any food that is left open or pre-cut fruits on the street stalls contains harmful bacteria that can cause infections and weaken the immune system as well as cause other problems like indigestion.
Decrease salt intake
High salt can cause water retention and high blood pressure. Try to reduce salt intake during monsoon as it will prevent blood pressure from rising and prevent water retention as well.
Enjoy Monsoon & Stay healthy!
Staying healthy during monsoon is possible with few precautions and the right dietary habits. Make sure to consult with a doctor if you develop recurrent allergies or get sick often during monsoon.