As it’s raining outside, you will naturally have cravings for delicious recipes. Nonetheless, to prevent health issues during the season, some food items should be abstained from. Although rain alleviates heat, it brings tons of unusual viruses as well as diseases. Therefore, one must be vigilant about food for monsoon and sanitation.

Food to avoid during the monsoon.

1. Green leaf vegetables


Microbial growth on green leaves is aided by monsoon temperatures and humidity. Because of dirt and moisture, green leaves are particularly prone to infection. Therefore, during the monsoon, avoid fenugreek, spinach and mustard greens. An alternate view is to choose vegetables such as beans, brinjal and ladyfinger. However, all the vegetables are thoroughly cleaned before cooking.

2. Fish


Avoid fish and prawns during the rain. Why? During the rain, prawns and fish breed. Therefore, avoid eating these two types of food during the monsoon. Nevertheless, only fresh items must be eaten and cooked thoroughly.

3.Fried items


In the rain, our digestion deteriorates. Although samosas, banana chips and vegetable pakora are all incredibly tasty and worth trying. Nonetheless, indigestion, diarrhoea, and other health issues might result from overeating. So, limit your intake of fried meals. Furthermore, many argue that fried items promote weight gain because of their high-calorie content.

4.Soda Drink

Carbonated beverages deplete the minerals in our bodies, which in turn reduces the efficiency of enzymes. This would be extremely dangerous for someone who already has a poor digestive system. Therefore, soda drink is not considered as food for monsoon. Alternatively, nimbu paani will be extremely helpful in the monsoon. Hot beverages such as ginger tea are also worth trying.

5.Raw State Foods

Consuming raw foods exposes you to viruses that trigger bacteria and viral illnesses. In contrast, cooked meals destroy potentially harmful microbes as well as nutrients. Raw items are healthier in general. Nonetheless, they are not appropriate for the rainy season.


People who are facing serious sinusitis should abstain from curd to the maximum extent possible. When exposed to cold weather, sinusitis increases, and curd may worsen the disease by increasing the body’s coughing.

Simultaneously, you must consume the following food for monsoon

1. Bhutta (Corn)

If you prefer spicy items, or even if you don’t, just get some Bhutta from the neighbouring ‘Bhutta waala’. Additionally, it is more enjoyable when shared with family and friends while sitting outside in the fresh air and eating bhutta straight from the stove. Simply garnish your bhutta with plenty of lime juice and pepper before serving.

It is widely accepted as a food for monsoon.

2. Soup

All you need during this rainy season is a bowl of soup, whether vegetable or clear. An energetic bowl of nutritious soup can do two things: it will protect you from disease while delighting your warm taste buds.

3.Masala Tea

What could be better than sitting on your balcony with a cup of masala chai and the track of your favourite songs? A cup of strong masala tea with ginger and green cardamom can help relieve stress and is widely accepted as food for monsoon. Plus, masala tea includes protein milk. In addition to reducing hunger, protein also keeps you fuller for longer, so it’s an easy way to lose weight.

Your health and happiness are intimately tied to your diet. So watch what you eat. Maintaining immunity requires careful selection of food for monsoon and safety.

This article for educational and information purpose only, not to provide medical advice. Always visit a physician or other certified health provider about any medical issue or health goal.

In consultation with Dr Ajeet Pratap Singh (Medical Officer)

About the Author

“Gaurav Kaushik is a Technologist professionally who lives in Chennai. He has a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Mesra. Further, He has completed his Diploma in Diet Planning and Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Udemy. In his free time, Gaurav loves exploring new corners of the world and enjoys living an active and healthy life.”

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