After the hot and humid summer, we are all waiting for the monsoon to arrive. The monsoon rain will bring a sigh of relief to all from the constant glare of the mighty sun. With rain and cold breezes, the monsoon will also bring a lot of viral and fungal infections like cold and cough, viral fever etc.
To avoid any illness during monsoon it is important to take good care of your health. How to take good care of your health without spending too much money you ask?
The best part about monsoons is not just the rain, or the cool and cosy climate. It’s also the kind of food we get to relish while enjoying lovely views.
Here listed some of the monsoon seasonal foods habits:
Drinking the right amount of fluids is very essential in maintaining your health. Now when we talk about fluids the first that comes to mind is water. Drinking water is very important for better health, good skin and hair but drinking safe and potable water is equally important. Intake of warm water, freshly made kadha, concoctions, herbal tea, etc helps to rehydrate and maintain electrolyte balance, detoxifies the system and is essential for building a robust immune system.
Consumption of seasonal fruits like Jamun, pears, plum, cherries, peaches, papaya, apples, and pomegranates helps in filling the need for nutrients like vitamins A, C, antioxidants, and fibre.
- Garden egg
Garden eggs are a very popular food crop in Africa. It usually comes in either green or white, and it is very rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The nutritional value of a garden egg can never be overemphasized. It also helps to improve one’s eye vision, prevents heart diseases, and aids muscles among others.
- Arbi Leaves
Among the best root vegetables, Arbi or Taro leaves of Colocasia, grow in abundance during the monsoons and are consumed across different parts of the country.
Though their corms are most commonly used for cooking, the leaf stalks can also be used to make delicious curries, stir fries, and snacks.
These leaves are good for health, as they are rich in fiber, resistant starch, and protein. It helps in improving cardiovascular health and also promotes eye health.
- Rugda Mushrooms
Rugda mushrooms, also known as putu, are commonly seen in Jharkhand especially during the monsoons. These mushrooms look like bulbs with a rubber-like exterior, and are either black or off-white in colour from inside.
They are not commercially cultivated as they grow naturally in the humid forests of Jharkhand, especially near the Sal trees, during the early monsoon season.