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What Not to Eat in the Monsoons

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 03 Jul 2012

Rainy season is a time for rejuvenation for nature and man alike. The pitter patter of the rains and the cool atmosphere lures you to sit back and enjoy the pleasing weather. Enjoying tempting snacks in the rain is quite a common practice. But watching your diet in the rains will help you enjoy the season to the fullest. Rains are also a time when waterborne diseases are most active. So you need to be careful of what you eat. Below is a list of what you should avoid eating during the monsoons.

1. In the rains, it is best to avoid eating salty and heavy food as it leads to bloating and water retention. Stay away from salt that is high in sodium. It is the culprit for high blood pressure.

2. Keeping off fish or meat will also do you good. Go green in the monsoons and stalk your fridge with green vegetables, cereals and fruits.


3. Avoid having fried or overcooked food as they can decrease your body’s digestive efficiency.

4. Avoid using heavy oils like mustard and sesame in your food during the monsoons. They tend to increase the concentration of toxic in your body making it vulnerable to infections. The best oils to use in the rains are dry oils like corn or light oils like olive.

5. Keep away from salads and cut fruits during monsoons. These tend to have accumulated germs. Opt for steamed salads instead.

6. Avoiding dairy foods like paneer, raita etc. when eating out. This will help you reduce chances of catching an infection.

7. To keep water retention at bay avoid intake of sour food like pickles, tamarind and chutneys as they are heavy on the body and contain higher amounts of sodium

8. Avoid having a lot of coffee and tea as they dehydrate the body. You need to keep your body well hydrated during the monsoons as the higher the humidity the more the body needs water.

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