Everybody is enjoying the Rain. Rain is beautiful gift to mankind to get fresh, its season of Romance. During the rainy season, our digestive fire is weakened and so digestive system need special precaution in this time. This is the season where so many diseases can occur in our body due to imbalanced Vata dosha particularly. Along with Vata dosha, Pitta and Kapha also imbalanced causing various diseases. . Little precaution and some good habits makes this romantic season more enjoyable.
Rainy season is an important time period to take a special care of your health. While certain types of food are good to have during rainy season, we need to restrict certain food and other habits. Vaata aggravation leads to gas formation and indigestion, which most of us unknowingly experience. in reainy season digestion power lowers,immunity and body strength also reduces.
During Raining season one can have food like :
Old grains, Old rice, Wheat, Barley, soup of pulses, thin supernatant water of curds, grape wine, honey.Food having sour, sweet and salty taste.Garlic, pepper, ginger, asafetida (hing), jeera powder, turmeric and coriander help enhance digestion and improve immunity.
Brown rice and bread are the best food items to go .with during monsoons.
Freshly prepared radish juice is a good remedy for colds. A pinch each of herb pipli, , and rock salt mixed in warm water also help reduce mucous formation.
An Ayurvedic drink made by adding a pinch of salt, pepper, long pepper and ginger is ideal to take . It helps to improve digestion power.
Food to Avoid During Rainy Season:
Food that causes Vata and Pitta imbalance such as food having bitter, hot and astringent principles, potato, etc.Food items that are heavy to digest.Frozen food stuff, ice creams.Oily food stuff
Health Tips for Rainy Season:
Because it is not possible for out-door activities, you need to take special care to have indoor physical
activities. Don’t let laziness grow on you.
Foot care for diabetics – Because the feet tend to get wetall the time, it is very important for everybody and especially diabetics to take a special foot care. As and when feet get wet, make sure to dry them immediately.
Similarly to avoid skin infections and itching, it is ideal to add 1 or 2 spoons of neem oil to half a cup of sesame oil and use this for massage before hot water bath, at least once a week.
It makes sense to prefer hot water bath to cold water bath during rainy season. It helps to curb Vata.
Those who are prone to get joint pains and arthritis, better to avoid sitting or lying down on floor. Skin contact with a cold surface will cause tremendous Vata increase, leading to aggravation of pain.
It is better to wear footwear inside home during rainy season and in winters.
Keep the body covered fully, do not wear sleeveless dress.Dry hair as soon as you return home.
It is not a good idea to sleep soon after afternoon food during rainy season, it worsens indigestion problem.
Ayurveda recommends undergoing Panchakarma treatment during rainy season.
Hot water is better than cold water to drink.
Fruits & Vegetables Recommended for Monsoon Season :
The cardinal rule about eating during the monsoons is that you should never eat when you are not hungry. You can eat something in the winter because it appeals to you, but during the rains, this is an invitation to indigestion and illnesses such as jaundice.
Vegetables recommended during the rains are the non-leafy ones such as — snake gourd (turi), gourd (dudhi), pointed gourd (parwal), yam (suran), cluster beans (gavaar), apple gourd (tinda) and bitter gourd (karela).It is better to stick to seasonal fruits because non-seasonal ones tend to get infested with worms during the monsoons.
Among fruits, stick to pomegranates, mangoes, bananas, apples, litchees and cherries.If you want to enjoy the rain without the annoyances they so often causes, implement these tips on how to take care of your health right through the season.
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