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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Take Care of Your Health in These Rainy Days

This is very useful write up read in news paper for our health care this upcoming rainy season. Stay healthy and stay away from all illnesses in this monsoon. Enjoy rain!

During monsoon eat only when hungry. Though overeating in the winters can be forgiven, doing it in this season is inviting indigestion and associated illnesses.

Boil water: various health complications commonly experienced during monsoon can be averted by drinking boiled water.

Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly with clean warm water, mainly the leafy ones and cauliflower, which not only contain larvae and worms, but also collect dirt from the streets.

Use garlic, pepper, ginger and ginger powder (saunth), asafoetida (hing), turmeric, coriander and cumin seeds (jeera) in your daily cooking as these aid digestion.

Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty as dehydration is a possibility in this season.

Avoid eating out: street foods are strictly no-no. Ditto with eating cut fruits and juices from the roadside vendor. The unhygienic surroundings in such places are breeding grounds for bacteria.

Avoid eating food straight out of the fridge. Fresh foods are the best, but if you like to store cooked food in the fridge, heat it gradually and thoroughly before eating. During monsoon, the chances of bacteria in chilled food are higher.

Avoid fermented foods like idlis, dosas and dhoklas especially when eating out as these could lead to flatulence and gastric discomfort.

Discontinue eating raw veggies altogether.Monsoon is not a good time for salads. A note for weight watchers – Don’t give in to seasonal temptations; fried foods and starchy foods may indeed be very tempting, but restrict these to a once-a-week indulgence.



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