6 Types of Food To Consume During Monsoon To Avoid Allergies
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Monsoon is a time of celebration as it arrives after tolerating summer for 3 to 4 months. This year specifically, the temperature broke all the previous records as a lot of areas in India experienced temperatures above 50°C. 

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People are now desperately waiting for the monsoon season to begin as it is going to provide a lot of relief from the sweltering heat outside. But as the monsoon begins, everyone has to be extremely careful about the food and the beverages they're putting inside their body. With changing seasons, a person has to be careful about making dietary modifications. To avoid catching any type of seasonal illness and stay away from monsoon-related allergies, here are some specific kinds of foods that one should consume during this time.

* Soups 

Soups are very light and nutritious for the body. Also, it is one of the easiest meals that one can make at home. Soups are also a great way to utilise leftovers in the kitchen as one can add different kinds of vegetables, sources of proteins, spices, and other ingredients of choice. Further, they're also very gentle on the stomach and do not create a lot of problems in terms of digestion. As the temperature keeps on changing during monsoon, a warm bowl of soup is very good for the body, specifically the gut. For children, parents can sneak in vegetables very easily in a soup.

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* Fruits

One cannot stress enough the importance of seasonal fruits. Seasonal fruits are a great source of different types of vitamins, minerals, and essential antioxidants. During monsoon, the market is filled with fruits such as litchi, peaches, papaya, cherry, plum, and apples. In India, people can also find a special variety of mangoes during extreme monsoons. Try to inculcate the habit of eating fruits regularly to provide the body with a dose of antioxidants and vitamin C. Fruits can be a great option for breakfast or a pre-workout or post-workout snack.

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* Hot Beverages 

During summer, it is quite hard for a person to drink warm beverages like tea, hot milk, and other detoxifying drinks that are consumed while they're still warm. However, in monsoon, as the temperature becomes more tolerable, a person can start drinking hot beverages, such as tea, hot milk, and other warm detoxifying drinks. Drinking hot beverages provides a lot of relief to the body. Because of the sudden temperature change, many people might feel a bit feverish and drained out. However, this feeling can be instantly overcome by drinking some calming and relieving hot beverages.

* Curd

Curd is a byproduct of milk that is very famous in India. As per a study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, curd is very rich in different types of vitamins, minerals, and folate. Curd also helps in improving immune activity in the body while strengthening the immune system. Having curd with every meal during monsoon is a great way to protect the body from any kind of seasonal changes. The best part about curd is that it is extremely versatile. Hence it can be incorporated into the diet easily in the form of lassi, chaach, and even consumed on its own. 

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* Fresh Vegetables

During monsoon, one must try to increase their vegetable intake as much as possible. However, one thing that everyone should remember while eating vegetables during summer is to make sure that it is free from any kind of bacterial infestation or germs. Many times during summer, the produce of farmers gets affected by different types of worms and bacteria. Hence, a person should always properly check the vegetable before buying it from the market. Also, one should check for any signs of worms in the vegetables before cooking them.

* Ginger and garlic

Consumption of ginger and garlic is very beneficial for the body if they are consumed moderately. As per the study published in the journal, Author Manuscript, ginger and garlic both help to cure the problem of inflammation in the body. They also have antibacterial effects and are high in antioxidants. Ginger and garlic can be added in controlled quantities in different types of dishes while cooking food during monsoon season to provide immunity to the body.