What to eat in Monsoon

What to eat in Monsoon

By Lata Sharma  on: 03 July 2015
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What to eat in Monsoon

With the rains just around the corner, one needs to eat healthy food so as to avoid falling sick in monsoons. It is important to have a perfectly healthy body and for that, one needs to keep a check on what to eat and what not to eat. Well, here's a quick guide on what one should eat and what should be avoided in monsoon -

Skip eating outside

Try to avoid eating from outside as much as possible. Street foods like pani puri, bhel puri, sandwiches and pakoras.

Consume Seasonal fruits and  veggies

They have a good amount of nutrients that will keep you fit during this season. Do not have watermelon or mangoes during this season. Consumption of bitter vegetables like karela is good.

Wash all vegetables and fruits properly
Eat steamed salads instead of raw vegetables as they contain active bacteria and virus that cause bacterial and viral infections.


Stay hydrated

It is extremely important to drink lots of water during the monsoons, so that your system is clean. You can alternate tea and coffee with herbal drinks like jasmine tea, chamomile tea or green tea. It keeps you healthy and fight against infections. Avoid drinking too much coffee as it dehydrates your body.

Use ginger,kali mirch,garlic,turmeric more in your food.


Eating watery foods like lassi, watermelon, rice, muskmelon,tamarinds creates bloating.So, better opt for foods which are drying in nature like corn, gram flour, chick pea etc.


Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon.


Opt for yogurt, curd and almonds in your diet instead of milk.


Shower immediately after getting wet to protect against infections.


Avoid too much of fish and meat this season and heavy curries and non- vegetarians should go for light meat preparations like stew and soups.

Keep your house clean and pest-free


Exercise regularly


Drink Boiled Water

Following these guidelines helps you to stay safe and healthy during monsoons. Always binge on nutritional food.

Have a safe and healthy monsoon.


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