Precautions to take with food during the monsoon

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Monsoon is a beautiful time in India. Starting from July to September, the monsoon brings much-needed respite from the summer heat. The rainy season is crucial for several Indian crops to grow too. However, due to poor city planning, many Indian cities have clogged drains, puddles on roads and open, overflowing drains. All of these are instances of stagnant water, which is the number one breeding ground for insects and germs. 

And as we buy and eat food from outside, it is very easy for germs and viruses to enter our food too. Hence, we need to remain cautious with our food. Learn all about the precautions to take with food during monsoon here:

Avoid green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables, while being abundant in nutrition and fibres contain enough moisture for germs and viruses to survive. The chances of your newly purchased spinach or methi having an alarming number of germs are big. Hence it is better to avoid buying green vegetables at all during the monsoon.

Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly

Green leafy vegetables are not the only playground for germs and viruses. Most fruits and vegetables can contain these during the rainy season. This is why it is pertinent to wash them thoroughly under clean running water. Having an effective fruit and vegetable wash can be an added advantage. Nimwash is a 100% natural action fruit and vegetable wash that easily washes away pesticides and 99.9% germs which makes it an ideal product for every season, particularly the monsoon.

 Use frozen foods as an alternative

Frozen foods are foods frozen just at their ripe stage to be used and stored for a longer duration. Due to innovative technology today, frozen food can retain its freshness of the food for many months at a time. This means that having frozen counterparts of your essential vegetables is an excellent option during the monsoon. Farmland produces the highest quality of frozen mixed vegetables, frozen peas, and frozen corn that can make cooking not just simpler but also safer in the monsoon.

Additionally, having seafood during the monsoon is not a healthy option as seafood tends to contain the presence of bacteria and viruses. However, if you still want to consume seafood, there are many frozen options like ITC Maser Chef Frozen Prawns etc which can give you the taste of fresh prawns even in the rainy season.

Avoid fried and heavy foods

While the rainy season can make one crave sizzling hot fritters or heavy and appetizing meals, these foods slow digestion and increase bloat. Digestion, in general, becomes slower during this season hence having foods that can slow it down further is not advisable. Instead, choose lighter and more hydrating foods to reduce bloat, aid digestion and boost productivity and movement!

Choose immunity-building foods 

The monsoons often bring viral infection, fever, cold and cough among other things. It is important to build stronger immunity to avoid such physical issues during the rainy season. This can be done by consuming immunity-boosting foods like Turmeric powder, spices, yoghurt, dark chocolate, and vitamin c rich fruits etc. Stronger immunity means safe and worry-free monsoons for you and your whole family.

Don’t forget to hydrate!

Drinking sufficient water is important during this season. It flushes our toxins from our body and helps fight skin issues along with supporting digestion and metabolism. This can help fight acne, oily clogged skin, indigestion, bloating and much more. 


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