How to Take Care of Your Health in Monsoon Season

We all love rainy season. It’s full of freshness and greenery. It seems like that all of a sudden, everything becomes lively. Days are full of dark clouds dancing and nights full of frog croaking sounds.

But with the monsoon, also come many diseases. Diseases such as:

  • Typhoid
  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Diarrhea

In this blog post, we are going to give you a few tips to avoid these diseases and stay healthy throughout the monsoon season.

  1. Drink only filtered water

Rainy season means dirty water getting mixed with fresh water. This causes serious infections and stomach problems. So only drink filtered water.

2. Cook your food thoroughly

Try to avoid raw food in rainy season. Raw foods may contain bacteria and other parasites. Eating raw food in rainy season is an open invitation for diseases. So cook your food thoroughly.

3. Clean your veggies and fruits properly

As we mentioned above, raw foods may contain bacteria and other parasites. So before cooking your food, wash it properly. Washing veggies and fruits also remove toxins and other pollutants. So be sure to wash your food before cooking.

4. Avoid spicy food

People with asthma and diabetes must avoid spicy food during this season. Spicy food can act as a trigger in this season. So go easy on the spices.

5. Use mosquito repellents and mosquito nets

If you have stagnated water near your house, you face a serious threat from mosquitoes. We recommend the use of mosquito repellents and mosquito nets to avoid diseases like malaria and dengue.

6. Eat bitter veggies and less­sweet fruits

Have bitter vegetables in your meal such as neem, bitter gourd etc. Bitter veggies keep you clear of infections and allergies. If you don’t like these boiled, prepare a fried meal and add some taste to them. So neem and bitter gourd for health.

7. Have light dishes if you are a non­vegetarian

Opt for light non­veg dishes like soups and stews instead of going hard on curry and korma. It will also give you, the health benefits of less protein intake and your body will feel fresh. So have a light, non­veg dishes this monsoon.

Follow these tips to ensure a healthy and happy monsoon season. Thanks for reading.

Originally Published at — Doctor Today India