Monsoon has already knocked the doors in many states. And so is the concern of food choices. Crispy fritters and a hot cup of tea is everyone’s favourite. While monsoon is a big relief from the summers, it also brings in major health concerns.
Monsoon leads to fall of immunity, leading to infections. It has been rightly advised by elders that we need to avoid eating outside food, especially deep-fried. The body is easily affected because of weak immunity. Our nutritionist at RedHeal has curated a list of healthy bites for you in the time of monsoon. Have a check:
Soups: Suffering from cold, cough or fever? Soups are there to the rescue!
Have a bowl of fresh soup mixed with essential spices – black pepper, a pinch of turmeric and salt. Vegetable-rich food helps clear infections and make you feel better internally. A soup made of fresh veggies or chicken broth is the ultimate comfort for rainy nights.
Fruits: Fruits are lifesavers, be it any season!
Rich in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients, seasonal fruits can be consumed for better immunity building and cleansing of the body. Make sure those are properly washed before consuming. Fruits you can consume are Papayas, pears, and Berries. Papaya help maintain body temperature and keep the digestive system in check. Pears is rich in fibre and vitamin B12, thus, being an immunity boosting agent.
Walnuts and Almonds: On the go Low fat content snack!
Nuts help keep the sugar levels in control and are the best munchies. The oil in walnut helps to keep in check the dry skin in monsoon.
Herbal Teas: Hot beverages are lifesavers!
Rich in antioxidants, herbal tea keeps the body away from flu and infections. The various ingredients of herbal tea are – black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, lemon, etc. Few tulasi leaves added are a cure to cough and cold.
Turmeric: A natural antibiotic agent!
We all know the importance of turmeric by now and the role it plays in boosting immunity. Adding turmeric to food preparations and consuming turmeric milk keep infections in check. Turmeric milk boosts immunity and saves one from fever. A safeguard against monsoon.
While we have listed all the superfoods to help you through the monsoon, we also understand that cold and flu can hit you anytime. Feel free to reach us and book an online appointment or book a slot at the hospital with our experts. We are available 24×7 for your service and promise to connect you with the Best Health Experts in Hyderabad.