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Monsoon health tips: 10 simple ways to boost your metabolism and maintain a healthy gut

New Delhi: The damp and humid weather conditions in monsoon can wreak havoc on your health. The rainy season can give rise to various bacterial, viral and fungal diseases and infections. But, taking a little extra care of what you eat can reduce the risk of falling ill. Sudden changes in climate can also weaken your digestive system and lead to problems like bloating, gas, acidity and other indigestion.

But, making good food habits can help maintain your digestive system on track. With the monsoon in full swing in most parts of the country, people should that they make healthier food choices to keep diseases at bay and make the most of the season. Here are five simple ways to boost your metabolism and maintain a healthy gut during monsoon:

  • Focus on foods that are light and easily digestible, such as steamed or boiled vegetables.
  • Consume more bitter veggies like bitter gourd or karela, bottle gourd, neem, etc. They can help improve your digestion as well as boost your immunity. Read - Monsoon weight loss tip: Eat garlic daily to lose weight and burn belly fat instantly
  • Drink plenty of herbal teas – chamomile tea, green tea, ginger lemon tea are all great for your digestive health while also improving your immunity.
  • Drink lots of water to stay well-hydrated and help flush out toxins from your system. Drinking water can also aid in digestion. 
  • Opt for probiotics that are loaded with good bacteria, which act on your digestive system and support absorption of nutrients, thereby boosting the immune system. Yogurt, buttermilk, cheese kefir, cultured vegetables, kombucha and natto (fermented soybeans), etc, are all good for your digestive health.
  • Swap your vegetable oils with healthier options that are easily digestible. You can use olive oil, sunflower oil, or even ghee for cooking. Also Read: Four foods to include in your daily diet during monsoon
  • Avoid fried and oily foods that can dampen your digestive health, causing indigestion and other issues.
  • Cut down on refined sugar that may cause inflammation and promote the growth of bad bacteria, which can upset the gut flora balance.
  • Make sure you’re not having a lot of seafood during the rainy season. In fact, it is not advisable to eat fish and seafood during monsoon because it is their breeding season.
  • Also, make sure you’re not eating from outside or roadside vendors.

Keeping all these tips in mind, ensure that you eat in moderation and do not overeat to avoid digestive discomfort. Hope you’ll find this information helpful. Stay healthy and happy monsoon!

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