Monsoon brings relief from the scorching heat and downfall in the boiling temperature but it also brings in lot of bacterial and viral infections as a group package. We Indians connect to monsoon with hot cup of masala chai and roadside oily snacks while walking on the roads with our beloved ones. One needs to be prepared to fight against such ailments to make the most of our favorite rainy season.

Here are some foods which you must include in your diet for the season:


The best way to intake the nutrition of vegetables is to take them in the form of soups. They are the best thing to prevent you from getting flu. Instead of having roadside junk food, go and grab a bowl of hot soup freshly prepared with the veggies. (Avoid those ready to eat packed soups).

Fenugreek and cumin

Include fenugreek and cumin in your food as much as you can. Cumin is a good source of iron, manganese, and other vitamins and minerals. While fenugreek is a vital ingredient for patients who want to control blood glucose levels.

Herbal tea

Monsoons are associated with a term called “nukkad ki chai”. But that delights your tongue only for a while and is totally unhygienic and unhealthy. Include any herbal tea such as green tea, peppermint tea or rosehip tea in your diet at least once a day. You can go for no milk tea, infused with ginger or lemon and keep yourself away from the very common ailment of monsoon i.e. Flu.


Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and the role in improving our immune system. Along with using it in the vegetables as an herb we should also have it in milk every day during monsoons to keep all the diseases at bay.

Steamed corn kernels

Corns are the most loved snack during monsoon. But one should opt for steamed corns instead of roasted one as antioxidant activity which helps the protect body from cancer and heart disease is actually increased when the corn is steamed.  It promotes healthy vision. It also offers 3 grams dose of dietary fiber.

Have a happy and a healthy monsoon!