Monsoons bring a much-needed respite from the scorching Indian Summers. When that first shower of the season comes it refreshes our land and spreads a coat of green with blooming lush trees all over. As much as we love the beauty of the Indian Monsoons, it also brings with it infections, flu, and viral diseases.
Here are 5 monsoon foods that you must make a part of your diet to stay healthy and keep common infections at bay:
Make yourself a tasty bowl of hot soup with your favorite veggies and meat. They are easy to digest and nutritious and make a happy meal. Adding spices like black pepper, garlic, ginger, red chili not only makes it delicious but it also has the ability to fight viral diseases and warms you up. Added bonus, if you don't drink enough water, a hot bowl of soup keeps you hydrated. Just to make it extra fun add some noodles and make a yummy bowl of soupy noodles to slurp on. Here is a recipe.
Seasonal fresh fruits - Litchi, Cherry, Black Jamun, Plums, etc.
Eating 'monsoon fruits' - fruits that grow during the monsoons are best to have during the season. They contain rich antioxidants that help build immunity to fight various common infections and diseases. They also make a healthy and delicious snack.
Herbal teas with Tulsi, ginger, black pepper, etc, are your best friends during the monsoons. Herbal tea not only boost immunity but also help keep you away from throat infections and other common diseases. Add honey to your herbal tea instead of sugar - it is healthier and its antimicrobial properties will keep you fit. Here is a recipe of some herbal teas you can try this monsoon.
Fenugreek and Cumin Seeds
During monsoons our stomachs need an extra bit of digestive aid. Sprinkle some fenugreek or cumin seeds or both to your food - it will aid in doing just that.
Turmeric should be made a part of your diet during all seasons. This golden herb boosts immunity and keeps throat infection at bay. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties too. A glass of yummy turmeric latte is just what you need this season. Here is a recipe for it.
Eat healthy and stay healthy. Enjoy the monsoon season with healthy monsoon foods!
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