The rainy season has kickstarted in India, with the monsoon arriving in full flow in the Southern part of the country. As the rainy season picks up, the cases of viral infections, diseases, and more will likely start to appear. Dengue, still one of the deadliest diseases in India, is just about to resurface. However, you can safeguard yourself from these diseases by keeping up a healthy and nutritious diet. Today, we discuss the fruits you should eat or not eat to maintain the strength of your immune system to fight off the infections and other diseases which rear their head during the rainy season in India.
Fruits to eat during the rainy season:
Pomegranate tops the chart due to being loaded with benefits. This fruit packs antimicrobial properties, which keep at bay the bacteria and viruses that tend to enter the human body through the consumption of fruits in the rainy season. It also contains nutrients, antioxidants and Vitamin B, which helps in boosting immunity.
Small fruit with big benefits, Litchi is very good for heart and sugar patients. It contains antioxidants which help in the digestion process. Other than that, this fruit’s availability of Vitamin C and other minerals can help build immunity.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A phrase we have all heard millions of times and obviously for all the right reasons. Apples are loaded with vitamins and even provide calcium, iron and iodine to the human body. Without any doubt, apples are one of those fruits you should definitely include in your diet during the rainy season.
4- Java Plum
More commonly known in India as Jamun, Java Plum is available in abundance during the monsoon in India. Jamun can help improve your respiratory system and fight digestive problems. It can also help with weight loss and keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Pears have to be on this list due to the massive amount of vitamin c present in just one pear fruit. This fruit is perfect for boosting immunity as one pear contains about 12% of Vitamin C.
What fruits should you avoid in monsoon?
In reality, there is almost no fruit that you specifically need to avoid during the monsoon in India. One can easily consume almost all of the fruits during the rainy season without showing any ill effects. However, you need to keep a few things before you consume any fruit in the monsoon.
Things to consider before consuming fruits in the rainy season:
1- Do not eat fruits which have been cut for too long- You must have seen fruit vendors in almost every nook and corner of India using the cut-up fruits as decoration to highlight the quality of their fruits. However, in reality, this practice actually dampens the quality of the fruits as the bacteria get set into the fruit. Ultimately it can prove to be very harmful to you. So, always avoid eating fruits which have been cut for too long during the rainy season.
2- Avoid fruit juices from vendors: In India, many vendors tend to mix water with fruit juice to make their amount of components bigger. However, the water which is being mixed by them can turn out to be contaminated and cause serious problems like typhoid during the rainy season.