Diet changes to prevent infections in monsoon

Exercise & FitnessBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamSep 23, 2016

Hardly there are people that don’t like monsoon. Even if you do not have the privilege to enjoy the shower by getting drenched, you can just enjoy the view of rains from your window. However, the joy of monsoon is purged by all the illness that monsoon brings. Indeed monsoon is the time when people fall ill but why? Why mostly people fall ill in monsoons. There could be many reasons, such as catching cold and flu, skin rashes, and stomach infections. Now, catching cold and flu because of getting drenched in rain shower is quite common, fungal and bacterial infections are also very common and even getting a stomach infection is another very normal because in rainy season, the water is stagnant almost everywhere, the vegetable venders wash the vegetables in dirty water. As you may be aware that precaution is better than cure, you must know that you can prevent infections in monsoon. To prevent infections in monsoon, you must wash your fruits and vegetables before eating and during monsoon, try and avoid eating the root vegetables like potatoes, radish, beets, and turnips because when you consume root vegetables, you consume the infected water through the soil elements present in the vegetables. Along with that you will have to work on your immunity too, you will have to boost your immunity so that your body can fight against the infection. To boost your immunity you must increase the amount of milk and milk products in your diet but when it comes to curd, do not consume sour curd as old curd will have more bacteria in it, if it you eat meat, you can have red and white meat, but do not eat fish as consumption of fish higher the chances of infection.