Diseases such as food poisoning, cholera, cold, cough, flu, poor digestion, jaundice, typhoid and dysentery are common, but undesirable companions during monsoon. All of us are more prone to infections when there is change of season. Therefore, it is important to take good care of your health as well as diet during monsoon.
Humidity levels are high during the monsoon because of which the capability of the body to digest is at its lowest. As digestion during monsoon is slow, eat moderately and only when hungry. Therefore, avoid heavy and oily food during the monsoon season as it can lead to stomach upsets. Always make sure that you do not overeat, ensure that you are only 75% full as this not only helps in easier digestion but also aids in proper absorption of nutrients.
Monsoon tip: Make a point to have fruits like chikku, bananas, apples, pomegranates, plums, pears and vegetables like carrots, radish and fenugreek a part of your regular diet as it improves digestion process.