While for most of us monsoon is all about a hot cup of tea and snacks with the pitter-patter in the background, we keep forgetting that the season change often affects our immune system. We are more prone to catching infections and diseases like malaria, dengue, cold, flu during the monsoon.
Many fall sick during the monsoon season due to eating foods that are full of germs. To eschew the risk of falling ill, here is a list of food that you must avoid during the rains:
1. Curd: Curd, Lassi and sugar cane juice are not advised for a harsh rainy season. Humid weather could suck the entire nutrient out of the foods and make perish faster than usual. Especially for those suffering from sinusitis, they must strictly stay away from this dairy product. Sinusitis deteriorates with anything cold and curd or chaach could further increase cough in the body.
2. Mushrooms: Though mushrooms are everyone’s favourites and it extensively grows during the rainy season, one should avoid mushroom in the rains. Mushrooms grow in damp soil and the risk of infection and bacterial growth on them is much higher in the monsoons.
3. Green/leafy vegetables: Green vegetable is healthy for sure, however, it should be avoided during the rainy season. The dampness that monsoon brings could easily infect the vegetable with germs and worms which are tough to remove even after washing.
4. Street/fried food: The humidity in the air affects your digestion, slowing it down than usual. This is why most of us suffer from tummy upsets and bloating during this season. Eating out brings the added danger of water-borne bacterial and viral infections. Try to keep your diet healthy and light during monsoon.
5. Fizzy drinks: Try to avoid fizzy drinks during monsoon as it slows down the enzyme activities inside our body. Especially when our digestive systems are weak during monsoon, fizzy drinks may be highly unhealthy to consume. You may quench your thirst with a bottle of nimbu paani instead.