NUTRITIONIST AVAANTI DESHPAANDE

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Monsoon

After the scorching summer, rain, unarguably, is a pleasant experience. However, these pleasing moments might be spoiled by non-desirable health conditions like cough, cold, diarrhea, and flu. You can now enjoy these beautiful moments without compromising on your health by paying some extra attention to the foods you consume. If you are already following a healthy eating style, make some modifications to your existing diet by including foods that are light on your digestive system, at the same time peps up your metabolic rates.There are lot of things happens in your body.

There are few tips for that-

  • Must Include Spices –
  • Use of ginger – According to Ayurveda , it is essential to have certain foods include in your diet which stimulates your digestive pile. Ginger is the first thing that comes to mind when its think about rain! The fiery nature of ginger verve up your mood and at the same time boosts your metabolism. Grate some fresh ginger into a mug of warm tea & also you can add into herbal tea.

Use of lemongrass -It strengthens stomach, stimulates appetite, promotes digestion, and regulates nervous system and vascular expansion. It reduces the puffiness in skin and is a good hair tonic. Lemongrass tea is a diuretic and imparts no biochemical changes to the body in comparison with the ordinary tea. It is also used in instant beverages. It not only adds lemon flavor but also provide vitamin A and promotes digestion

Holi basil or Tulsi –  It can be consumed by direct by chewing it or it can be added into your herbal tea.

Black peper – These fiery black beads are not just tasty, but come with an awesome dose of good health. A natural antidote for fever, cough, cold, muscular pain, flu, and various respiratory conditions, black pepper is a must include rainy season food.

Turmeric – Haldi is every Indian household’s go-to fix for a variety of health problems. It’s incredible list of healing properties include antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory, antiseptic  properties. You can add into hot milk & enjoy it.

  • Eat seasonal fruits –

Jamun – With early rains, jamuns are the first fruits to be available in this season. These are extremely low in calories, hence can be consumed by everybody! It contains important nutrients like iron, protein, folate, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, fibre, and certain phyto-chemicals with traces of calcium.

Cherries: These are also low on calories and contain anti-inflammatory components that help relieve chronic painful episodes of gout arthritis and sports injuries.

Litchi:  They contain high levels of Vitamin C which helps increase resistance towards infections and strengthen the immune system. It is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds called oilgones that have anti-oxidant, anti-influenza properties.

  • Have hot soups include in you diet. Rather than buying ready to make soups, make an effort to prepare them at home
  • Drink boiled water, because boiling reduces the bacteria content of water by almost 100%. So that body stays away from infections and digestive problems. Carry cooled boiled water everyday to your work place, and don’t drink elsewhere, unless you are sure about its source and purity.
  • Consuming bitter vegetables like bitter gourd, and bitter herbs like neem, turmeric powder and methi seeds help in preventing infections. These special foods are anti-inflammatory and help in fighting against bacteria.
  • Always wash vegetables well and keep them clean especially if they are taken raw. Because there is a major possibility of presence of soil, dirt and pathogens hiding on food. So veggies should be thoroughly washed in water and cleaned with a cloth. And cook them thoroughly.Enjoy this season …

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