The chai-pakoda season is almost here, and with it is the anticipation of some rainy relief from the sweltering heat. So how do you stay happy, healthy and free from
complications like colds, diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, malaria, dengue, and influenza?
According to Ayurveda, during the rainy season, the increase in the humidity levels leads to fermentation inside the stomach which increases acidity and lowers immunity and bodily strength. But you need not worry if you follow the Ayurvedic tips for the rainy season. You can enjoy the rainy season in India to the fullest. So, what precautions to take?
Ayurveda imparts the knowledge of leading life in the right way to keep ourselves naturally healthy. As a traditional system of medicine that advocates living in line with nature. It talks about a lifestyle that works with the environment and weather conditions, including different types of daily diet tips and recipes. In Ayurveda, ‘Ritucharya’ (‘Ritu’ meaning ‘season’, and ‘Charya’ meaning ‘regimen’) is an essential practice based upon lifestyles and diet routines in line with the physical as well as mental changes as per seasonal differences.
No Fermented Foods
The Tridosha balance is a salient concept in Ayurveda. During the rains, Vata increases, Pitta accumulates, and Kapha is controlled, according to Ayurveda. Extra clouds will cause undigested food to ferment into sour components, raising acidity. To avoid fermentation, it is recommended to avoid fermented foods.
Eat a Light Diet
Because the digestive system slows down during the rainy season sticking to a modest diet will help you avoid gas and bloating. Light foods, according to Ayurveda, can help prevent indigestion, which can lead to stomach illnesses.
Consume Less Spicy Food
When it rains, according to Ayurveda, Pitta will expand slightly. This might result in a rise in body temperature, bloating, gastritis, and ulcers in the stomach. Due to an increase in Pitta, spicy foods might promote gastritis and these health problems. When it rains, it is a good idea to stay away from them.
No Leafy Vegetables
Leafy vegetables are well-known for their nutritional value. It is best to stay away from leaves during the rainy season because they are prone to worms and diseases. During the rainy season, the natural defence of our body is low, and eating infected green vegetables can make us more susceptible to viruses.
Avoid Oily and Non-vegetarian Foods
Due to a reduction in digestive function, it will be harder to digest greasy and non-vegetarian foods during the rains. Stomach infections are more likely if you eat a non-vegetarian diet. When the body’s natural immunity and digestive strength are poor, it is best to avoid non-vegetarian dishes.