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Foods to include in your Kid’s Diet in Monsoons

July 8, 2019
foods in monsoon season

Monsoon is the time when our bodies tend to retain fluids. This weather triggers the spread of diseases. Temperature and Humidity take its toll on our immunity, leaving our bodies susceptible to ailments.

There is much more moisture in the air which allows germs to multiply.

During this time of the year, intestinal functions, as well as the digestive system, become weak resulting in slow metabolism.

Diet is the only thing we can control. So, do not let weather not take a toll on our Kid’s health and help them enjoy the monsoon season at its best.

Include these Foods in monsoon season to your Kid’s diet

Garlic

Garlic, being the base ingredient in Indian curries, is an easy remedy to prevent against inflammations and infections.

Use them in soups or Khichdi for small kids.

Cumin and Fenugreek seeds

Roast them and powder it to use it in various foods- dal, khichdi or yogurt.

These magical herbs help them in the digestion and help their gut stay healthy.

Gourds

foods in monsoon season

Bottle gourd, Tinda, Bitter gourd and Ridge gourd.

My Toddler likes the fried version of Bitter gourd sprinkled with salt.

You can also boil the bottle gourd and tinda and mash them to use it in various curries.

Corn

Boiled or roasted, Corn is the best food in monsoon season.

Add the boiled version in soups, sandwiches and, salads. Rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, corn is a perfect superfood for the monsoon.

Corn is rich in dietary fiber, which helps to avoid irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea.

Fruits

foods in monsoon season

Banana, Pear, Peach, Apple and, Jamun.

They have natural antioxidants and enhance your Kid’s immunity against diseases.

Oats and Millets

These whole-grain foods are rich in fiber and provide the muchneeded dose of carbohydrates. Oats are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The beta glucan fibre present in oats helps neutrophils to fight infections and eliminate harmful substances from the body.

While it is advised to avoid Rice in monsoons, Millets are excellent alternates due to its ability to improve the digestive system, detoxify the body, improve respiratory health, and improve the muscle and nerve health.

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Avoid these foods in monsoon season

Leafy vegetables, Cauliflower, Curd and Buttermilk, Street food, Melons, Rice, sour foods, pickles, and tomato ketchup.


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