Be Prepared for the Monsoon

Who doesn’t like the rain? It’s most probably the people who have no taste for life. The cold and gentle drops of rain, the mild earthy scent, the rainbows in returning sunshine, the ever soothing cool breeze before the rain, the spicy and crispy dishes, or the hot cup of masala chai (tea for non-desi people), what’s not to love about the rain. Sadly, this season of joy and playfulness also comes with some unpleasant problems. Stagnant water, contamination of eatables and drinking water, germs, and a few diseases. Best way to prevent any harm to our health is to be prepared by making our immune system stronger. Here are a few tips that may help you strengthen your body: Wash the eatables and avoid leafy vegetables: Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly with warm water and whip them with clean towels. Leafy vegetables tend to be contaminated during this time. You don’t know where they came from and what conditions they were kept in before you bought them. Eat lots of seasonal fruits: This is kind of a general advice to be practiced in all seasons. The seasonal fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and are really delicious as well. Nature provides what you need in the form of seasonal fruits like mangoes, papayas, jamuns, plums, pomegranates, peaches, cherries, litchis, pears, etc. so why miss out on them. Try some hot soup: Hot soup made from fresh vegetables can surely keep you warm and cozy during the monsoon season. As it is light on your tummy, so you don’t have to worry about indigestion. Avoid eating overly spicy, heavy, or fried food. Munch on some dried nuts: It is always at best to eat your fair share of dried fruits; they are rich sources of proteins and other nutrients. They have very less chances of being contaminated and are obviously good for overall health.

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