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Written by : LifeStyle Team

Undoubtedly, we can say that the monsoon is a perfect and a pleasant season to enjoy the nature. And of course, people love to relish with a hot cuppa and steaming pakoras on a rainy day. Well! It's fine to have our favourite foods once in a while but the problem arises when it goes beyond the limit.

As we all are aware that monsoon acts as a host for manifold diseases and most of them occur due to the contaminated food and water. So, besides taking precautions, one should also include some disease fighting and immune boosting foods into their regular diet to stay healthy, this monsoon. Here we go!

1. Black Pepper

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The spicy and aromatic peppercorns are one of the versatile spices that are packed with amazing benefits. Along with enhancing the flavour of a recipe, it also adds weight to the nutritional value of the food. Due to the antioxidant and antibacterial properties, pepper helps in boosting metabolism and provides relief from common cold, cough, congestion and flu during monsoons. So, don't forget to add a dash of pepper to your everyday foods. One can also consume tea, milk and soups by adding freshly grounded black pepper.

2. Sip Herbal Teas

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No doubt! A hot cup of tea is always a perfect partner to the chilled monsoon. So, instead of brewing your regular teas, this time give a herbal touch to your tea. Consuming herbal teas help relieve various health ailments and keeps monsoon ailments at bay. Opt for herbal teas like green tea, peppermint tea, chamomile tea, basil tea, etc., to boost your immune system. Sipping these teas not only boost your energy levels but also clears the respiratory tract thus giving a soothing relief from cold and cough.

3. Opt For A Bone Broth

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Instead of binging on oily and fried foods, opt for healthy soups to drive away the chill of the monsoon. Joint aches are one of the common health issues that most of the people suffer in this season. And, the best medicine to get relief from the aches is, sipping a hot bone broth. Yes, due to the presence of gelatin in bone broths, it helps build cartilage - a connective tissue that is found in the joints between the bones. Thus, making your bones strong and prevents joint pains. You can also go for other soups like corn soup, spices soup, etc., to stay warm.

4. Ginger

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Ginger is a wonderful spice that is used in myriad cook-ups in our daily lives and yes, you might have heard about its benefits too. Consuming ginger helps boost metabolism, immunity and improves digestion as well. Sip a hot ginger tea to get instant relief from your sore throat and stomach illness which mainly occur in monsoon.

5. Turmeric

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This golden yellow spice is one the best foods to treat your monsoon illnesses. Due to its medicinal properties, it mainly boosts our immunity therefore helps us fight with the foreign bodies. It also possesses antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Besides adding turmeric to your dishes, add it to your daily glass of milk to keep monsoon diseases at bay.

Note: Apart from consuming these foods, also drink enough water and always stay hydrated no matter how cool the weather is. Because consuming less water makes you inactive and increases the risk of falling ill due to infections.

So, make sure that you include the aforesaid disease-fighting foods into your regular diet and stay healthy during the monsoon.

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