Top four tips to eat safe during the monsoon

After a dreadful summer season, we all early wait for the monsoon to arrive. Some of the things that we  look forward are cool breeze, light drizzles and of course  plenty of greenery everywhere. while it is always nice to enjoy the beautiful season but the downside is it brings with it a whole lot of health problems as well. Cold, cough, fever, indigestion and infections are some of the most common health concerns during this season. As the weather condition change at a rapid pace, just by staying indoors is not enough. You must adopt to a healthy lifestyle, which means eating nutritious food, giving your body rest and personal hygiene.

In order to maintain good health, you must focus on eating the right food, which in turn  helps you to build your immunity level. Having a strong immune system is extremely vital during monsoon as it acts as a shield from viruses and bacteria.

In this article, let us look at a few immunity boosting tips.

  • Stay away from street food- It is always tempting to eat street side food,  but specially during this season it is not a good idea to eat food sold by street vendors. This type of  food is one of  the main causes of  poisoning.
  • Make sure to wash fruits and vegetables- One of the key steps to take before consuming fresh vegetables and fruits is to make sure you wash them throughly. Vegetables and fruits that we buy from the market may contain all kinds of pollutants, that are harmful for your health.
  • Incorporate immunity boosting foods- A healthy habit to incorporate during the monsoon season is to incorporate immunity boosting foods to your daily diet. Some healthy foods that help in enhancing your digestive system and boosting your immunity level: turmeric, garlic, spinach, broccoli, ginger, yogurt, oranges, lemons and grapefruit.
  • Consume boiled water- During rainy season, it is not a great idea to drink water without boiling, especially when you are traveling. Drinking water that has been boiled is very essential as it keeps water-borne infections such as cholera, and amoebiasis at bay.

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