Food Prevention during monsoon
Avoid heavy salty food as it promotes water retention and bloating. It is better to have medium or low salt food.
Eat foods which are drying in nature, the most popular being makka (corn), chana (chickpea), besan (gram flour), jow (oats). Eating watery foods like rice, lassi, watermelon, muskmelon creates swelling in the body.
Maintain the general hygiene while eating out and definitely avoid roadside vendors as very few people have the high immunity to handle the bacterial overload at such places.
The milk is the better diet in this season. Drink butter milk as it improve digestion. Oily food should be taken in less quantity.
Eat light foods like vegetables, fruits, cereals etc and avoid too much of meat or fish. One can also enjoy grilled, tandoori foods which need minimum oil/butter.
Avoid foods which are very sour like tamarind (imli), chutneys and pickles as they promote water retention.
Consume a lot of bitter vegetables like karela (bitter gourd) and bitter herbs like neem , methi (fenugreek) seeds, haldi (turmeric) as it prevents infection. more