First published July 3, 2022, 6:11 PM IST
The temperature and humidity of the monsoon season are ideal for bacterial and fungal growth, especially on green leafy vegetables.
The monsoon brought some relief after the hot summer; however, it is also a season for several health issues. It is therefore prudent to be aware and cautious of everything around you, whether it is keeping your house clean and disinfecting everything that comes into the house or eating well.
This would involve avoiding meals that can breed bacteria or even refraining from indulging in fried foods like samosas and pakoras, as sometimes street food like chaat, bhel puri, etc.
Know the list of foods to avoid during the monsoon:
1) Fried and spicy foods
Although it is perfectly acceptable to occasionally indulge in fried foods such as kachoris, pakoras and samosas, you should be aware of the portion sizes you consume as excessive consumption can upset your stomach in various ways, causing indigestion, diarrhea and other problems. Limit your consumption of fried foods.
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During the monsoon, avoid seafood such as fish and shrimp. First, pathogens and bacteria present in the water during the rainy season can infect the fish and therefore the person consuming it. Second, the breeding season causes several changes in seafood that can be harmful.
3) Leafy greens
The temperature and humidity of the monsoon season are ideal for bacterial and fungal growth, especially on green leafy vegetables. This can lead to stomach infections. Spinach, fenugreek leaves, cabbage, cauliflower and other vegetables should be avoided during the monsoon season. Choose pungent vegetables like bitter gourd, ghiya, tori, and tinda instead.
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4) Carbonated drinks
Dehydration is caused by humidity and perspiration. So drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, but avoid carbonated drinks, which can dehydrate and deplete your body’s minerals. Drink hydrating drinks like nimbu pani and jaljeera.