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Top 5 Monsoon Superfoods That Increase Your Immunity

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
Coconut Water
Coconut Water

Though monsoon comes as a welcome relief from the scorching heat, it also brings a series of seasonal diseases. During monsoon seasons our immunity takes a dip, which makes us prone to cold, flu and infections.

Therefore, it is often suggested that you have most of your meals home and include more immunity boosting foods in your diet. There are certain food items that are rich in nutrients help in strengthening the body's immune system.

Superfoods for Monsoon Seasons: 

Below are some monsoon superfoods that would help you in natural boosting of your body with the required  essential nutrients at all times:  

1. Seasonal Fruits:

Various monsoon fruits like papaya, lychee, pomegranates and pears not only help to digest food well, but also assist in fighting infections that are mainly due to rise in humidity levels. These fruits are also high in antioxidants that help further in reducing blood pressure . Jamun is also a seasonal fruit that is rich in iron, folate and potassium.

2. Corn (Bhutta):

Corn is considered as a healthy monsoon food as it is low in calories and rich in fiber. It is rich in lutein and two phytochemicals that promote healthy vision. Apart from this, the insoluble fibre present in corn propels good bacteria in our gut which in turn helps better digestion. Corn can be steamed, boiled or roasted and it is an extremely versatile food that can be included in salads.

3. Bananas:

During the monsoon season, many gastrointestinal infections are more likely to occur and that's why banana is the best defense mechanism against the rainy season as they are packed with vitamins and minerals that promote proper digestion. Bananas are also rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and retinol that help in boosting our body's immune system. Moreover, bananas have a low caloric value and help the stomach to feel fuller for longer periods.

4. Coconut water:

One of the best ways to stay healthy and prevent bacterial infections is by keeping yourself hydrated. Coconut water is a good source of electrolytes that help the body to flush out toxins. It is also rich in immunity boosting properties and can do wonders for one's skin and heart health. Coconut water is also the best choice for those who are trying to reduce their weight.

5. Eggs:

Eggs are high in protein and help to build muscle mass and considered as an all weather superfood. It also boosts the body's immune system and help to fight off infections.

Include above discussed Superfoods in your monsoon diet and keep infections at bay. Happy Monsoon!

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