Here are the 9 tonics to strengthen your immune system and stay infection-free during this monsoon season.
We all wait for Monsoon eagerly, and it is here with a bang. The weather gives relief from scorching heat waves. But as everything has its own pros and cons. Monsoon is the weather of chai, pakora, and gossip, but it also brings a lot of diseases and viral infections. The sudden change in the temperature can take a toll on your immunity.
To deal with these while enjoying the monsoon season, we need to treat our bodies with some health and hydration.
But how to achieve it?
It is vital to check your immunity during this season. While surfing the internet, several home remedies, exercise, and food remedies claim a healthy lifestyle for you. With all these, it is also essential to include the proper liquid diet to protect our system.
So, here are the 7 tonics to strengthen your immune system and stay infection-free during this monsoon season.
1. Holy Basil Tea
Holy basil is commonly known as Tulsi. Instead of drinking just warm water, add some Tulsi leaves to a glass of water, boil, and drink it. Tulsi has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, boosting your immunity and keeping you healthy during Monsoon.
2. Cinnamon and honey concoction
If you are facing issues with your digestion, especially during this monsoon season, don’t forget to add a cinnamon stick to a glass of water. Let it stay overnight.
You can add honey in the morning and sip the concoction. It helps in cleansing the bowel and indeed improves digestion.
3. Do as your mum says
When it comes to rain, it is wise to follow what your mommy says, “drink boiled water”. This kills microbes and germs, boosts your immunity, and keeps your digestive system healthy.
Note to be noted: Say No to Water Woes– A lot of infections spread through the water during Monsoon. Drinking clean water becomes essential during this season. Use a water purifier or boil it for at least 10 minutes before drinking it. One should avoid drinking water outside. Dengue & Malaria are widespread diseases this season, so keep your surroundings clean & dry.
4. Fresh and juicy
You can limit your intake of leafy veggies during Monsoon. Make sure you drink more and more seasonal fresh fruit juices like oranges, guava, cherries, or kiwi, which will improve your immunity as they are rich in vitamin C.
5. Spice up your soup
To prevent digestion-related problems during Monsoon, you must remember that Indian spices like black pepper and garlic work like natural antibiotics. Adding them to your soup will healthily enhance the taste.
6. Better with Buttermilk
Buttermilk has a high content of calcium and protein, which helps nurture bone strength. As the fat in milk is segregated from butter, it becomes low in calorie count. This is the best remedy to tackle digestion-related problems, which are very common in this Monsoon.
7. Monsoon Detox Tea
Detoxifying is vital as it eliminates and kills toxins from your body, supports weight loss, and works on your wellbeing, as well.
To make this detoxifying concoction, you need to grind Carom Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Nutmeg, and Black Pepper. Add all the ingredients to boiling water. Add Jaggery and simmer the tea for 45 secs.
This tea has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties, delivering reasonable amounts of vital nutrients required by the body.
8. Haldi Wala Doodh (Turmeric Milk)
It is not just for the speedy recovery of a wound. The warm milk with turmeric can boost immunity and help you fight diseases. So, if your health is going off track, drink Haldi wala Doodh before you go to bed.
9. Green Tea is the Saviour!!!!
Cold & Cough or common infections during the monsoon season could be treated with Green Tea. A hot cup of Green Tea can keep a lot of diseases at bay during this season, and it also helps in better digestion.
What else can you do to naturally boost your immunity during Monsoon?
Here are some more tips to keep diseases at bay.
Eat Right- Eat easy-to-digest food
Eating the right food is really important. During monsoon season, one should light food. Choose food that can be easily digested. Legumes, lentils, Pulses, walnuts, and almonds are some healthy foods that you can add to your diet. Apart from it, you can also add probiotics such as yogurt, buttermilk, and lassi to your diet for better digestion.
LA! LA! Lemons
We all know its properties. Enriched with Vitamin C, lemons can do wonders to your health during this season. Include this yellow wonder in your everyday food to stay healthy.