By Foodism Team
The holy trio of Ayurved, Homeopath & Allopath may not agree on many topics, but one hard and fast rule they want you to follow is that you should only eat seasonable vegetables and fruits! Nowadays, many crops are available year-round which have been grown using GMO techniques which are not healthy food for rainy season or at any time. So what should you eat this rainy season? Keep reading to find out!
Bring the OG back! It has antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence the name- the golden spice of the kitchen! It is great for overall health and also improves ypur immunity. What’s the secret? Curcumin! This active potent compound helps us keep healthy and fight infections.
Bacteria-promoting Fermented Food
The gut fauna in your body is necessary to carry out all the functions in your daily life. So ensuring that they are plenty and happy is very important. Including more fermented foods like yoghurt, buttermilk, and pickled vegetables like radish and, cucumber can be really good for your health.
Probiotics are good bacteria that live in our gut or intestinal tract. These bacteria can help fight off disease-fighting germs as well as bad bacteria from thriving in our bodies. It is super important to boost them in the rainy season!
Fruits are one of the most healthy food in rainy season! Seasonal fruits like peaches, plums, cherries, jamun, pomegranate are packed with vitamins A and C, fibre, and antioxidants. Avoid eating pre-cut fruits and juices from roadside vendors, and stick to high-quality fresh-cut fruits and juices made at home.
Gourds make a comeback every rainy season, like snake gourd, bottle gourd, Indian squash, ridge gourd, etc. Include gourd vegetables in various preparations like vegetables, paratha, soup, raita, etc. Eat steamed salads instead of raw vegetables as they contain active bacteria and viruses that may cause bacterial and viral infections.
Nuts are super-foods that are extremely nutritious for our bodies. So eating dates, almonds, and walnuts is a good idea in all the seasons. However, as these nuts are rich in vitamins and minerals, these are great options to add to your monsoon diet. Rich in riboflavin, niacin, and Vitamin E, these food items help to strengthen your immunity. Also, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which helps in keeping your cells healthy.
You can also replace your snacking options with nuts for healthier lifestyle choices!
There are many more healthy foods to eat in rainy season such as garlic and ginger which will help you stay on top of your health while having a great meal!