Typical in monsoon seasons, uneasiness in the stomach, infections, gut problems and disorders are kind of associative repercussions of the rainy weather. It is not eerie for people to experience gastric issues, pains, vomiting, and stomach imbalances due to the consumption of unhealthy and fatty food and drinks, especially at streetside road eateries. In monsoons, these problems get aggravated as the humidity in the environment makes it difficult for oily and junk food to digest, which causes abnormalities in the functioning and results in monsoon-induced stomach infections.
INTAKE-A BIG NO-NO
To get rid of gut problems, the first thing that people should renounce is the arbitrary selection of food choices. One should always have food after careful introspection of what kind of impact it would have on our body and mind. Gratuitous consumption of fatty and oily food will have long-standing harmful consequences on a person’s lifestyle, irrespective of time or weather conditions.
ADD PROBIOTICS TO YOUR MONSOON DIETS
The Ayurveda-inspired eating habits come to the rescue in this conundrum. It focuses on mind-body wellness by the means of abstinence or practising restraint when it comes to food consumption. In monsoons, people can choose to have probiotics like yoghurt, buttermilk, fermented soybeans, cheese kefir, kombucha etc. The presence of good bacteria in probiotics has a cooling effect on the digestive system, facilitates nutrition absorption and keeps the immune system robust.
SATVA FOOD- SAY YES
Ayurvedic ideology believes that each food type has some kind of an impact on our bodies. This is the reason why Ayurveda places emphasis on having Satva food which has a balance of all spices like freshly cooked foods, fruits and vegetables, nuts, dried fruits and seeds, honey and jaggery, herbal teas, salads and fresh fruit juices. It helps significantly in getting rid of stomach infections and acts as a balancing agent in the body.
HAVE BOILED/STEAMED VEGGIES, POMEGRANATE SEEDS TO CURE STOMACH INFECTIONS
Ayurvedic experts usually advise having steamed and boiled vegetables in monsoons and at most, avoid raw vegetables. Raw vegetables contain viruses and bacteria that cause stomach infections or exacerbate infections in case someone is already suffering from them. In the case of fruits, pomegranate seeds serve as the best option to cure stomach pain as it is replete with natural extracts that placate intestinal inflammation and abdomen pain. It helps in blood purification and restores stomach health to normal.
CLOVE MIXED WITH WARM WATER—THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
Warm water with clove is the ultimate panacea solution for stomach infections in monsoons. It cures stomach problems like constipation, diarrhoea, acidity etc. Cloves have plenary quantities of antioxidants and antibacterial properties which removes toxins from the stomach and releases pain and discomfort.
WARM WATER WITH FENNEL SEEDS OR GINGER STOPS STOMACH BLOATING
It is an ultimate relaxing warm drink that reduces gas and eases the digestion process, which concomitantly helps in decreasing bloating and other minor stomach diseases and infections. Fennel seeds improve the digestive health of the body and also help in blood purification. When added to warm water, it becomes even more salubrious and advantageous for the digestive system. Ginger is also a good alternative as it increases the digestive speed of the stomach and facilitates better digestion.
A CONCOCTION DRINK OF GHEE, SALT AND HOT WATER TO YOUR RESCUE
It might not be the tastiest drink, but it is definitely a drink that yields the quickest results. It stabilises stomach regulation as ghee lubricates the intestinal insides and salt eliminates bacteria. It soothes the gut functioning and gets rid of stomach inconveniences.
The ayurvedic stem of thinking precipitates from living a balanced and healthy lifestyle with no excess indulgence in fat-inducing foods or drinks. Stomach problems in monsoons are quite common and can be easily solved by following these tips or making them a part of your regular life
The author is an Ayurveda Expert and Founder and Director at Vedas Cure.