Are you worried about the monsoon illness to your children? Are you thinking that how to protect babies from several monsoon infections? Or Do you want to know some effective way to prevent the allergies in monsoon season? You will get all the answers in today’s blog which is specially written for the kid’s health during Monsoon. Have a look:
Hello parents, as you know that pre-monsoon has arrived and very soon monsoon is going to knock our towns. It’s now time to feel relax from the burning sun heat and scorching winds. But now a new worry about the impact of bacteria and viruses which increases the high risk to attack the children’s immunity. Monsoon is a mixture of good and bad things. Apart from relaxing the hot humid climate, monsoon also affects the kids by water-borne diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, cough & cold, cholera, jaundice, etc.
Can you imagine what is the main reason if your baby is getting stuck by several types of disease in monsoon? This is because of unhygienic foods. There are some foods which should be avoided in the monsoon, means you have to do the smart selection of healthy and immunity boosting foods for your kids, to keep them away from the various infections of Monsoon.
So, let’s have a look at the friendly foods of monsoon which will keep your children healthy:
Fresh seasonable fruits:
The fruits are always the best friend of the human body. Monsoon is the season in which you will be introduced with many new fruits. The Monsoon fruits are packed with anti-oxidants which is very beneficial in boosting the immunity of kids. You have many options of tasty fruits in rainy season like jamuns, litchi, cherries, peaches, plums, Pomegranates, apples, bananas, pears, papayas, etc. Many of the fruits contain Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber which helps in improving the child’s health as well as their immunity to fight from several diseases.
After fruits, vegetables are another eatable which is very healthy for your babies. Mostly all the vegetables are rich in vitamin A, magnesium and folate which are very important for the growth and development of your kids. Among all, Folate is very important to keep the children away from infections and also keeps the stomach, respiratory tract and skin healthy. If your baby refuses to eat the vegetables then try some yummy and tasty recipes which will make their mouth watery to eat the dish.
One of the tastiest spices of Indian Kitchen is very beneficial for our body. The regular consumption of garlic makes the children’s immunity strong and also regulates the body’s metabolism. But however, it is too spicy, so just add a little amount in kid’s cuisine according to their taste.
This is considered as the natural antibiotic for the body. It helps in immunity boosting and improves the body to fight against any infections. Turmeric contains curcumin which makes it a good antioxidant.
Sprouts, lentils, and pulses:
This is again a healthy and hygienic food which is fulfilled with good sources of protein, vitamin C and iron which provides energy to the body.
Soup is mouthwatering especially in the rainy season. It has taste, sense of warmth and comfort and most important it has many health benefits. You can make many delicious and yummy vegetable soups as per your child’s taste.
The all-time favorite eatables of children are dry fruits which nourish your kid’s body with it’s of energy. This can be a good, healthy and hygienic thing for your baby’s health. Almonds, dates, raisins, cashews, and walnuts are some of the beneficial dry fruits for your little champs.
The red beetroot is a healthy veggie which protects the kid’s body from various infections. It also helps in purifying the blood. Beetroot has many effective vitamins, minerals, potassium, and folic acid which make it count in the healthiest food.
Eggs are always a good source of protein of our body. Children will love to eat the various types of eggs dishes with different tastes. But during monsoon, always keep one thing in mind that boils the eggs very well so that the harmful bacteria will be killed.
Water is very essential to drink in a proper amount to keeps the body hydrate in monsoon. As because the rainy season makes the climate moisture and kids don’t feel thirsty to drink water, it is our duty to give them water to drink. Apart from water, you can also offer them the lemonade, homemade fruit juice, buttermilk and many other homemade beverages to makes them hydrated. Keep one thing in mind that stay away from the market packed fruit juices.
This is the old tradition of India which is popularly known as Kadha. The Kadha is made up of some Indian herbs which help the body to fight with many health problems. You can add some beneficial spices like cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin, peppercorn, ginger, and tulsi which has many anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. You can also add honey to sweeten the Kadha and make it tasty. Keep the spices less according to the age of your kid and don’t give honey to the baby less than 1 year of age. Foods to avoid in the rainy season.
There are some foods which should be avoided in the rainy season because of its unhygienic properties. Have a look:
In the rainy season, the bacteria and virus grow very rapidly. In markets, the foods are pre-prepared at exactly which time that we also don’t know. So, it is better to avoid junk foods which are oily and fried foods. These foods are obviously very tasty but not good for children’s digestive system.
Ice creams and Gola
Avoid street selling ice creams and golas which is made up of water is not distilled and often contaminated. It is better than you give them homemade ice-cream which is not harmful to them.
The seafood in monsoon should be avoided because all the sea fish and other creators turn bad and humid in this weather. This is the time in which most fish breed which has an impact on the taste and quality of the fish.
Avoid so much salt intake during monsoon because too many salty foods increase the chances of water retention and sluggishness in a child. So, it is better to eat normal salt consisting of foods.
The king of all the fruits is the most lovable fruit by the children. But in the rainy season, it is better to avoid the mangoes because it causes acne and skin problems during this season. The mangoes intake will increase more problems if your child is already prone to skin allergies.
The packed cold drinks reduce the level of the minerals in our bodies, leading to a reduction in enzyme activities. During monsoon, the children’s digestive system is already at risk and if they will drink cold drinks it will affect very negatively and increase the risk of falling sick.
During monsoon, it is very important to take care of baby’s food because it is an old says that “Foods are the best medicine for kids.” However, you should always give healthy food to your baby but take special care in the rainy season because children’s stomach becomes more sensitive in the monsoon.