After the scorching heat of summer, the breezy monsoon gives you all the reason to explore more in terms of food. While many of us end up moving out and explore street food, without realising the fact that it exposes you to infection and severe illness.
According to experts, the season makes the digestive system sensitive and weak too. It is suggested to avoid certain foods like chaat, mushroom, mango and more. This piece of information explores 8 such foods that you should avoid and why.
Avoid popular snacks like chaat, gol gappas, bhel puri, and dahi puri during this season. The use of contaminated water while making these snacks is high that often leads to severe stomach infection. These infections can lead to diseases like diarrhoea and jaundice.
Sea and river food
Many of us are not aware that monsoon is the breeding season for fish and prawns, so, it is suggested to avoid them at this time and one should stick to chicken and mutton to satiate the cravings.
While food experts always suggest eating raw foods, it is advisable to avoid them during this season to protect the body from germs and infection. In case, you are on a restricted diet that calls for eating raw foods, it is best to boil them or steam them before consumption.
In general, mushrooms grow in damp soil and consuming them during the monsoon season increases the chances of infection and bacterial growth.
If you are a mango lover, you might not like it. Yes, you should avoid mangoes during this season. According to Ayurveda, eating mangoes during monsoon aggravates 'Vata' and 'Kapha' doshas causing a serious acne problem.
From keeping fruits in open to use of water full of impurities, the roadside juice corners have all the reasons to make you ill during this humid weather. It is suggested to prepare juices at home using fresh fruits and consume instantly.
Fried food slows down the digestion process and the highly humid weather makes it worst for the gut to handle the misbalance. It is advisable to avoid samosas, jalebis, and kachoris. Also, extra salty food should be avoided.
Those who are suffering from asthma and sinusitis must strictly avoid curd at all costs. According to Ayurveda, it increases kafa in the body.