Five Monsoon Gut Health Tips: Foods To Add In Your Diet!

By Nmami Agarwal     11-Aug 2019

Five Monsoon Gut Health Tips: Foods To Add In Your Diet!

Monsoon is a time when our enjoyment soars high, rainfall is a magical relief from the scorching heat, altogether rains are a feast for our sense and visual treat to encounter waving lush green trees and that enchanted sound of pitter–patter but what goes unnoticed is, rainfall is accompanied by tones of bacteria which takes a toll on our health and leads to many infections leading to sore throats, food poisoning, dengue and malaria.

Monsoons can be defined by stagnant water, humidity, temperature fluctuations which can create a harbour for disease- causing infectious organisms. Our digestive system; a crucial part of our immune system, becomes feeble leading to low metabolism which, in turn leads to bloating, digestive agony, constipation and food poisoning.

Don’t you worry because we have some easy tips to your rescue so that you can enjoy monsoon without any hindrance.

  • Eat in moderation, focussing more on lighter foods, which can be easily digested such as fruits and veggies and less of oily and spicy food.
  • Drink ample amount of water to give a boost to your digestive system and to flush out toxins.
  • Make foods rich in probiotics your best friend this season by including plain yogurt, buttermilk, cultured vegetables, natto (fermented soybeans) in your diet. Probiotics contain good bacteria which aid in better absorption of nutrients which leads to a better digestion process.
  • Have steamed or boiled veggies instead of raw ones in order to prevent gut issues as it may contain bacteria and virus leading to various stomach infections.
  • Go for fresh foods at home and invest in homemade fresh smoothies rather than opting for the packed ones or from local vendors. Also, avoid full fat dairy products as they are heavy on gut and take more time in digestion.

Foods to Say Hello Every Monsoon Season

  • Ginger: With rain the first thing that comes to mind is tea! So, do some good to yourself by making a ginger tea by grating some ginger in a cup of warm water and squeeze in a lemon with a teaspoon of honey to verve up your mood. Adding ginger to the diet reduces the growth of infectious bacteria in your gut supporting the digestion of food and nutrients and uplifts the absorption and assimilation.
  • Almonds: The brown skinned wonder nuts- almonds are the great source of protein. Eating almonds daily may aid in improving your digestive health by increasing the levels of good gut bacteria. As per studies, the high content of vitamin-E in almonds is believed to raise the good bacteria in your gut. Having finely grounded almonds may extensively increase the levels of beneficial gut bacteria.
  • Pears: The wholesome crunchiness of fresh seasonal pears offers the complimentary immunity potential to fight off the monsoon infections. Studies suggest, pears have the prebiotic fiber which aids in promoting your intestinal health by absorbing food for probiotic bacteria.
  • Turmeric: Turmeric is a storehouse of nutrients along with having antibiotic and antiseptic properties and acts a great immunity boosting agent. Also, it keeps blood sugar levels under control. Few clinical trial results suggest that curcuminoids found in turmeric modulates the population of gut bacteria. Simply add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to warm milk with honey and safeguard yourself from monsoon illnesses.
  • Beetroot: Packaged with all essential vitamins and minerals along with fibre, folic acid and potassium. Beets are low in calories and an ideal veggie choice for detoxifying the body. Have a glass of home-made fresh juice regularly to keep monsoon woes away.

Over to you

Monsoon comes with natural shower and infections as well. During this time immunity goes low and digestion is affected adversely due to prevalent humidity. To avoid the gut irregularities, add the listed foods to your diet!

 

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Monsoon brings along rain of jubilation which soars one’s vehemence to cloud high, but this finite elation may have adverse effects to your precious locks. During rainfall hair’s chemical structure makes it unusually sensitive to airborne hydrogen, forming bonds, and swells until the smooth cuticle erupts to make them frizzy. Damp hair may lead to many other problems too. Another reason that worsens the problem is the presence of environmental pollutants in rainwater that intensifies the fungal infections on the scalp that weakens roots and causes hair fall. Even if you are not directly exposed to rainfall, still it is a task to dry hair after a shower due to the prevalent humidity.

So, here are some Indian/ Ayurvedic remedies to your rescue! Have a look.

Aloe vera juice
Aloe vera is an ingredient known to make your system clean. It is commonly used in Ayurveda for its innumerable health benefits. It’s high on alkaline properties- vital in balancing the PH levels of your hair which in return stimulates hair growth and strength.

Directions: Aloe vera can be both, consumed and applied so, you can have fresh and homemade aloe vera juice in the morning with lukewarm water. Also, its pulp can be directly applied to the scalp. Apply and leave it for 1-2 hours then rinse it with lukewarm water.

Methi seeds (Fenugreek)
Methi is a miracle herb for promoting hair growth that also adds life to your deadlocks. It’s rich in hormone antecedents which help in revitalizing damaged hair follicle thus, strengthens the hair and adds immunity to prevent damage and breakage of the hair.
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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

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