This Monsoon, Eat Your Way To A Better Health

Monsoon is here! Whether you’re rejoicing and exulting or moping at home to avoid the rains, it’s that time of the year where you need to grab something hot to eat and just sleep.

Along with countless smiles, rains have begun to get along with itself some diseases like skin allergies, and water-borne infections.

Bhardwaj told ANI, “Monsoon is one of the beautiful seasons, the delightful season that everyone eagerly awaits for, also brings apprehensions unique to its own. The pouring weather is known to increase humidity in the atmosphere besides raising water clogging issues, both of which become the breeding ground for germs and insects.”

This makes it imperative for the body to build up its immune system in monsoon and attack bacteria with apt consumption of essential vitamins and antioxidants.

1. Apples:

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Having even one apple a day will keep away most of the illnesses that one could probably get, even in the monsoon. Apple has soluble fibers, mainly found in oats and nuts, that continue to help in building up and strengthening the immune system and lowering the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases.

Inflammation happens because soluble fiber causes increased production of an anti-inflammatory protein called interleukin-4. Nutrient-rich, apples can strengthen the immune system and help extricate from infections.

Apples contain a flavonoid, called quercetin, which helps in improving the immunity of the body against infections.


2. Pears:

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This is one of the many low-calorie fruits, providing just 58 calories per 100g. It contains a good amount of vitamin C, dietary fiber, antioxidants, other vitamins, and minerals, required for optimum functioning of the body.

Pears are an abundant source of dietary fiber. Pear is a cheap source of antioxidant phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These compounds along with vitamin C and help the body to stay resistant to harmful free radicals.

3. Litchi:

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It is an abundant source of vitamin C and thus, helps in strengthening the resistance of the body and also strengthens the immune system. It is also an adequate source of antioxidants such as phenolic acids and flavonoids. Does it consist of Polyphenol or Oligonol which again has antioxidant and antiviral properties? Rutin is a bioflavonoid found in litchi that aids in strengthening blood vessels.

4. Cherries:

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The antioxidant melatonin in cherries is known to have a calming reaction on the brain neurons and the nervous system.  It helps in improving irritability, insomnia, headaches and establish regular sleep patterns.

Sweet cherries contain fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, each of which plays a significant role in cancer prevention. Cherries help in avoiding oral infections and keeps away the bad breath. The acids and flavonoids in cherries are adept appetizers. They are effective and efficient in protecting from seasonal diseases like a cough, cold, pox, mumps, and measles.

5. Jamun:

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It is a low-calorie fruit, full of nutrients such as folate, iron, potassium, and minerals. Its composition makes it one of the most suitable fruits for consumption during monsoon. It is an excellent source of phytochemicals, mainly anthocyanins, tannins and other phenolic compounds. These antioxidants help in boosting immunity and are essential for a healthy body and mind. It enriches the blood with hemoglobin and protects the liver from damage. Natural acids found in Jamun play a significant role in digestive enzyme secretion. The pulp of Jamun is used as a home remedy for asthma and chronic cough.

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