Stay Healthy During Monsoon

Typically, monsoon is the season to enjoy the rainy days and delicious hot pakodas with chai. It is the season of all the monsoon foods to be tried and tested, and in the year 2020, we all had the opportunity to stay home and try all the foods we want. There are a lot of recipes to be tried and a variety of vegetables if you prefer seasonal home-made food. Monsoon is the pouring down month and with that comes the risk of contaminations and infections. That is why it is important to know what to eat and what to avoid during the monsoon season. We will be taking this blog to talk all about staying healthy during the monsoon season without any extra effort. To keep yourself safe, fit and healthy while eating your regular food. But, before we start doing that, let’s learn about the reasons why we fall sick in the rainy season.

Why We Fall Sick Easily in Monsoons:

Sneezes and infections are quite common during the rainfalls. While we enjoy hot chai with our favourite foods during August in Indian, it also can be termed as a month of quick infections and sickness. Many people fall ill easily, experience food and water contamination and complain about indigestion and other problems of that sort. What can we do to avoid all these monsoon health issues and spend the season of downpour healthily? The key is to take a few precautions and to change your diet according to the season, know what to eat and what not to eat. Let’s have a look over some of the foods that you should avoid during the monsoon season.

Foods to Avoid During the Monsoon Season:

Apart from irresistible street food and oil-bathed fried foods, some other foods should be avoided. Here is a detailed list of it. Let’s see how many of them did you know?

#1 – Fried Foods:

Foods to Avoid During Monsoon

I know! You must be thinking how can you not eat fried food when it’s raining? Well, you can but do not make it a habit. Pakoda, samosa and French fries may be tasty, but they are far away from being healthy. Also, try to use good quality oil when you fry your foods. You can also try a bit healthier version of pakodas by replacing onions, cauliflower and potatoes with any of the green herbs. Use kadhi-patta, mint of anything of your choice to cut the harmful effect.

#2 – Eating Street Foods:

Us Indians love street foods, all the golgappas, chole-bhature and whatnot. Avoid hopping all the vendors as they can be an easy breeding ground for all the possible infections and harmful germs. If you still crave for those delicacies, then try to recreate them at home. There is absolutely nothing that you cannot cook at home.

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#3 – Leafy Vegetables:

This can be a bit of a surprise for the ones who have been taught to eat greens since childhood. Eat green daily but switch them with more pungent ones during the monsoon season. Karela, lauki, tori and tinda are the foods that are supposed to be healthy veggies during the season of regular rains.

#4 – Curd:

Curd or dahi is considered the food of gods during the scorching summers and a complete no-no for the monsoon. Curd and buttermilk is a bacterially generated food. It aids our digestion in general but in the rainy season, it might disturb the same. So, avoid having any of them in excess and bail on it at night.

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#5 – Fizzy or Cold Drinks:

Fizzy or Cold Drinks

Our already weakened immune and digestive system will not be able to digest the coldness and frizz from the drinks. Carbonated drinks kill the minerals in our body. It is also equal to acid to your bones and teeth. Opt for a hot/warm lemon-ginger tea at the place of it or keep a bottle of lemon water with you. You will thank us later.

Apart from all this, avoid too much seafood as it can also become a passage to unwanted bacteria to your body. Consume more immunity-boosting foods, like ginger, garlic and turmeric. Bitter foods like karela and warm drinks like herbal teas and soups. This practice is known as Ritucharya and Ayurveda gives utter importance to that.


Monsoon is the season just after the hot summers and before the autumn. It brings a sudden change to the weather conditions and that means that your eating habits also need to change. This blog shortly describes all of those major foods that should be avoided during the damp monsoon season. Eat homemade food that will cut the possibilities of infection from outside food and also stay hydrated even if you do not feel the thirst the whole day.