Rains have started and you might be ready with new umbrellas and shoes. Now, it's time to gear up your immunity and digestion. This season, deal with monsoon with these healthy, immune-boosting drinks from Dr Purwa Duggal, Head of Nutrition, Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
During monsoons, the best way to boost your immunity and prevent digestion-related problems is to include soups in your diet. But one thing you need to keep in mind is to add Indian spices to these soups like garlic, black pepper, etc. which not only improve the flavour but are also healthy.
Instead of just drinking warm water, add tulsi leaves to a glass of water, boil and drink it. This is because tulsi leaves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity which boosts your immunity and keeps you healthy during monsoon.
If you are having trouble with digestion, especially during monsoon, then here is a simple home remedy that can help you. Add a cinnamon stick to a glass of water and let it stay overnight, drink this water in the morning as it helps in cleansing the bowel and improve digestion.
When it comes to rains, it is wise to follow what your mum has been advising from ages -- to drink boiled water. This is because it not only kills the germs/microbes and boosts your immunity but it also keeps your digestive system healthy.
You can limit your intake of leafy vegetables during monsoons but up the intake of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Make sure you drink juices of seasonal fresh fruits like kiwi, cherries, oranges and guava, which are rich in vitamin C to improve immunity.