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The Ultimate Guide to Healthy diet plans | Monsoon fitness tips

August 23, 2014 10:19 pm Published by 1 Comment
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Wow, it’s Raining..!!! First thought goes for having a ‘steaming tea’ and ‘hot pakoras’. Who cares about having a healthy diet plan that time? Terms like healthy eating or a balanced diet plan seem like old sayings. Is it guys??

We need to think friends..!!

With the rise of monsoon or rainy season, one must follow a healthy diet plan which will keep you away from various common diseases. This is the season where chances of being caught by illness are comparatively high. Dengue, typhoid, diarrhea, viral fever, and other common diseases get attracted towards your body at ease.healthy diet plan

Hence, the smart move should be eating healthy food with the proper healthy diet plan.

Check out the handpicked monsoon fitness tips and tricks that will work as an easy guide for preparing a healthy diet plan for you and your family.

  • Whenever you prepare a healthy diet plan, include honey in that for sure. This is the reason you must have seen your parents and old age family members that use to take honey with hot water early morning. (Read: 5 Quick & Healthy Indian Food Recipes – Monsoon Snacks)

  • Honey works as a cleaner for poisonous substances from your body. That’s why it’s recommended for drinking early morning – Light warm water and a teaspoon of honey mixed. Try it, and you will feel better..!!

herbel tea healthy diet food plan

  • Monsoon season comes with an alarm to diseases like cough and cold, arthritis, asthma, and many other stomach related illness complaints. And sadly, due to our busy schedules, we could not manage to keep up with our homely prepared healthy diet plan. Hence, practicing YOGA could be the best thing that can be actually inculcated in our daily life.

  • Get up a bit early in the morning. You need to just spend half hour or one, for Yoga & try different yoga asanas like Anulom-Vilom, kapalbhati, pranayama, etc. These will energize your day further leading to healthy living.

yoga for healthy body and fitness

  • While traveling, do keep some fried grams (chana), fresh fruits or any other homemade items with you, so that you need not eat outside when you feel hungry. A healthy person can walk an extra mile of course..!!

  • Avoid raw seafood, selfish or cooked meat products in this monsoon season.  Moreover, avoid eating the street foods like pakora, chaat, and other oily stuff you generally found on the road sides. The reason is simple that rain itself gives birth to lots of germs and flies that mix up everywhere with air and water & thus easily getting onto open foods. This unhealthy food hampers digestion and metabolism. (Read: Do you consume good fats OR the bad fats.? Know the “Facts about Fats”)

say no to junk food

  • Please check out the restaurant where you are going to dine in. Make sure it is neat and clean from inside and its surroundings too. More the dirt and dump waste nearby any restaurant, the higher will be the chances of you being caught by bacteria roaming there on food for people like you… Lolzz..!!

  • One sincere advice..!! Please STOP bringing vegetables from market in bulk. The reason is that they get decomposes very quickly with monsoon special effects. So prefer borrowing fresh vegetables as and when required. Choose fruits and vegetables that are rich in anti-oxidants such as vitamin A, C, E, B12 and even Selenium. This will lead to a healthy living and healthy eating slogan for your family…!!

  • Do you know the cause of upset stomach..?? It’s due to over eating guys. First, ask yourself, are you really hungry..? Eat, whenever you are hungry and strictly avoid overeating. Overeating can make you feel low and less energetic.

  • As we all know eating leafy vegetables forms a  healthy diet. But, during monsoon season give a break to these leafy vegetables from your healthy diet plan as these contain hidden worms and insects.  Instead of this, use Bitter gourd (karela), Ridged gourd ( Turai), French Beans ( Guar phali), Bottle Gourd (Lauki), Tinda in your diet food plan. 

healthy vegetables

  • Drink water as much as you can. Keep yourself hydrated during this monsoon season. This is the best healthy way to keep you fit and healthy and protect from disease.

  • When comes the topic of fruits… Mausmi, pomegranate, banana, blackberry are the best fruits for this season. Eat Apple, pears, pomegranate more in this season and stave off from watermelon, melon, and excessive mango as it can lead to pimples and bad skin.

  • Avoid including cauliflower, potato, lady finger, rajma, soya bean in your healthy diet plan. These vegetables can increase your fat and cholesterol. Enjoy healthy fats like:

  • People who are suffering from arthritis can take tulsi and dalchini with lukewarm water. Make sure you do this activity with an empty stomach, preferably early in the morning. It helps to overcome with joint pain and improves stamina to fight with diseases like cold and cough etc.

fruits and vegetables.. healthy living

  • Consumable raw foods like Brown rice, oats, barley are advisable to include in your healthy diet food plan to make it more healthy and light during this rainy season.

  • It is said that “prevention is better than cure”. You should consume Lauki (Bitter Gourd), Neem, Turmeric, Fenugreek ( Methi) to protect yourself from seasonal diseases like malaria, viral fever, cold cough etc. These products help in blow away the microbes in the stomach. (Read: 6 Different Types of Tea Recipes – Health Benefits of Tea)

  • Before consuming fruits and vegetables, do wash them properly with plain water. If possible wash them off with lukewarm water as it will kill all the germs and bacteria and make your raw food healthy.

  • Eat light and less salty food. As salt contains sodium which collects water in tummy which turns to flatulence. So use less salt and spices in your diet food to keep it healthy.

indian spices

  • To maintain your digestive system and get rid of gas in your stomach add flavors of hing, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander in your healthy diet food plan.

  • Drinking herbal tea during this monsoon season is fruitful for your health and fitness. It keeps you energetic and increases the power of the body to fight against diseases. You can add ginger, black pepper, and honey in it for taste. These are antibiotics which will prevent you from falling sick.

  • Alternatively (but not preferably), you can also go for Nutrilite dietary supplements that have been recommended as the World’s best food supplement by Reader’s Digest since years.

  • Further, never consider monsoon season as an excuse for not doing exercise or not having a healthy diet plan for your healthy living.

Eat Healthy, Live Healthy..!!

 

Contributed by : –
Shivam Agarwal
Nutritional Health Consultant
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