Monsoon is here! Say ‘No’ to these food items for a healthy rainy season

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    New Delhi: Now that monsoon has finally arrived and you’re back to that usual rule of ‘what to and what not to eat’ during the rainy season. Because complying to ‘grandma’s health tips’ seems to be so important, especially, if you want to enjoy a disease-free monsoon.

    Leafy greens
    Although they contain all essential nutrients your body needs, it’s best to avoid them at least during the monsoons. This is mainly because they are more susceptible to germs due to the presence of dirt, mud and worms. Eating raw salads or vegetables during this time could prove fatal for your health. Instead go for steamed salads that are light on the body. Steam cooking also preserves minerals and antioxidants in the foods.

    Say ‘no’ to deep fried foods no matter how tempting and palatable they may look. This item should be completely avoided because the highly humid monsoon weather can cause the digestion process to slow down. Fried foods contain excess oil and salt, which can lead to gastronomical complications like bloating and stomach upset.

    Soft drinks

    Avoid all sorts of carbonated, fizzy drinks. They reduce minerals in our body, which in turn leads to reduction in enzyme activity necessary for digestion. So keep your mind off drinking these sugary beverages that can damage the already weak digestive system.

    Sea food
    Monsoon is the breeding season for sea creatures – fishes, crabs, prawns, etc. So it’s a wise idea to avoid them. Since seafood is something hard to resist, you should make sure that the fish you are consuming is of the freshest variety.

    Street foods/fresh juices
    All street foods, including juices, should be avoided. The moisture in the air can make fruits and vegetables prone to contamination, which can cause various food-borne illnesses. Instead, cut fresh fruits and vegetables at home and have them instantly whole as salads or juices

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