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Craving for samosa during monsoon? Read here

Monsoon brings fun moments with friends and family over snack time, but it also causes the most number of bacterial and viral infections that transfer through food and water. So, you need to be extra careful not to try these foods during the season.

Exercise & Fitness By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Jul 02, 2015

It’s raining

Monsoon is here, and so are monsoon diseases. With its arrival, our appetite for mouth-watering snacks and dishes goes for a ride and we end up eating plenty of them. It would be stupid to ignore the fact that it is also a time when many infections wait to catch you. If you want to stay guarded, take a look at our list of foods to avoid eating in monsoon.

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Fried food

Humidity levels during rainy season tend to slow down digestion, which often causes bloating and gastrointestinal problems. Moreover, eating foods fried in makeshift stalls on the curbs such as pakodas and samosas poses risk for viral infections.

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White rice

Consumption of white rice leads to swelling and water retention. Problems such as weakening of the immune and digestive system and water retention have been reported to rise during monsoon. Avoid white rice and go for brown or unpolished rice.

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Sea food

Sea foods such as fish, prawns, crabs, etc. should also be avoided during monsoon. Consumption of sea foods during this season may lead to stomach infections or food poisoning. It is best to stick to a vegetarian diet for as long as the season lasts.

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Fresh juices from local vendors

You may be aware that anything served or kept in open during rainy season is highly contaminable and prone to fatal infections. Therefore, avoid drinking fresh juices from local vendors and switch to packed juices or best still, drink homemade juices.

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Meat

You should avoid eating red meat during this season as it can get too heavy on the digestive system. However, if you can’t resist the craving for meat, you can turn to chicken stews and soups instead. Another good option is cold chicken salads as they are high on fibre and can be easily digested.

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Leafy vegetables

While leafy vegetables are crucial for health, it is recommended not to consume them during monsoon. The veggies become susceptible to germs due to dampness and dirt present in the leaves and may lead to stomach problems and infections. If you have to eat leafy vegetables, make sure you wash them thoroughly before cooking.

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Kachori/Samosa

Who doesn’t want to eat samosa or kachori with tea when it is pouring outside. But, samosa stuffing can upset your stomach or cause acidity. Moreover, eating roadside samosas or kachori may be unhygienic and unhealthy.

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