The summer sun is beginning to replace the monsoon rains. While the rainy season presents difficulties, the summer heat also poses problems for our health and wellbeing. It's critical to get our bodies ready for the changes. We don't need radical adjustments to care for our health properly. Here are a few significant adjustments that will help us prepare for the upcoming weather and will also be beneficial in the long run.
Consider novel approaches to adding vitamin C to your diet
Vitamin C has excellent antioxidant properties. While you may typically resort to citrus fruits for Vitamin C, there are other ways to increase your Vitamin C intake which includes veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Avoid over cooking your fruits and vegetables whenever possible because vitamin C is a heat-sensitive nutrient that will be destroyed during the cooking process.
Eat greens but stay away from raw foods
Raw foods may attract more bacteria, particularly during the monsoon season. Not everyone must avoid raw vegetables, but you must be sure to wash them thoroughly, cut them just before eating, and avoid having them stale as this might upset the stomach. Avoid eating raw greens when dining out because you can't be sure how they've been handled. Sautéing them also works well for including them in your diet.
Whole grains like oats, quinoa, brown rice, ragi, buckwheat, amaranth, and similar grains give your immune system strength since they are high in folate, magnesium, and iron. Replacing wheat with any of the millets can help ease many symptoms since gluten may be the reason for many underlying health issues.
Eat only seasonal produce
Unlike rice, which is severely impacted by significant weather changes, crops like millet, sorghum, and maize are more resistant to extreme weather in India. Climate changes stress rice plants by altering irrigation water quality and arsenic concentrations. Eating millet, sorghum, and maise is better since they are considerably more resilient and are not easily disturbed by these changes.
Stock up on liquids of many types, not just water
It is well recognised that liquids are essential to your body's ability to adapt to changing weather. However, that does not obligate you to continue drinking only water. Citrus fruit juices, tomato and herb soups, lentil soups, mushroom soups, warm turmeric water, turmeric milk, or the common household kadha with crushed ginger, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, basil, and some jaggery are all certain to work. Because it is simple to digest and assimilate, liquid nourishment is a good option to increase your nutritional value.
Take care of your hygiene
Maintaining good hygiene is crucial as we transition from snug winters to hot summers. Even while the summer is a season for enjoyment and recreation, illnesses are more common during this time. The heat and humidity encourage germs to multiply and spread, making people sickwith seasonal flu, gastroenteritis, jaundice, typhoid, skin rashes, and food poisoning. The importance of hygiene increases. The good news is that keeping a clean environment is simple. Basic hygiene can be maintained by engaging in routines as easy as having two daily baths, washing your hands before eating, using a moisturiser to prevent rashes, and avoiding eating out.