Rainy season is back again at this time of the year. There is definitely a relief from the scorching heat of the sun. The torrents have brought back a little relief from the heat but still there is a lot of humidity.
In this season, people tend to drink coffee or tea or a bowl of pepper soup. Many people love to go out and eat street food. They often tend to ignore the very fact that with the onset of the rains is definitely a rise in various water borne diseases like malaria, which is caused by mosquito. Apart from mosquito bites, there is a risk of getting viral infections. One can also get high viral fever during this season. Here are some helpful tips for staying healthy during this season.
1. Always carry the rainy season essentials:
You should always carry an umbrella to protect yourself from the sudden downpour of the rain. You cannot judge the weather by just gazing at the sky.
2. Avoid street foods:
People love to eat fried foods during the raining season. But during this season, the oil is not changed. Instead rain water can also be mixed in the oil that is used for frying. Moreover drink only mineral water and avoid juices and other roadside beverages. These beverages tend to get contaminated once they get mixed with rainwater which contains many impure salts.
3. Avoid scratching
If you are beaten by a mosquito then you should avoid scratching it. this is because the virus enters through the nose, body and mouth. So keep the affected area undisturbed and consult a doctor.
4. Keep a check on mosquito
In rainy season, the populations of mosquito tend to increase. This is because there is plenty of stagnant water and it proves to be a breeding ground for mosquito. Keep a check on the water in your coolers and replace it every day. The other areas in your home that may contain stagnant water are flowerpots, aquariums and ditches. One should clean them using some disinfectant or at least cover them.
Do not cook green leafy vegetables with lime juice or tamarind as it prevents the absorption of nutrients.
Culled from www.kitchenplatter.com