Healthy Diet and lifestyle tips for Monsoon season

   ☔   Monsoon ( Varsha Ritu ) is first season of Visarga kala. ( Dakshinayana - Southern solastice ). Monsoon is comprises of two months Mid July to Mid September.

Monsoon Diet and Life style
 
   ☔    Sweet, sour, salt taste are prominent during the rainy season.

   ☔     In this season sun starts releasing the strength of people because the moon is more powerful and the sun loses his strength,the earth becomes cooled by the rays of moonlight and by the effects of Rain and cold wind.

   ☔    But during the monsoon season, due to the pre-effects of summer, the body and digestive fire remain weak. The digestive fire is greatly reduced because  as steam escapes from the ground and rains fall , as well as acidification of the water occurs.

    ☔    As a result, all the three doshas ( Vata ,Pitta, Kapha ) vitiated and diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, cold, stomach ailments (diseases of the digestive system) occurs.

     ☔ To prevent the above mentioned diseases and to protect the digestive fire proper diet and lifestyle should be adopted which are as follows.

Do's

Diet :-

 
 πŸŒ‚   In this season vitiation of vatta dosha  is occurs so, Sweet ( Madhur ),  Sour ( Amla ) , Salty ( Lavana) , Hot (Usna) , Mild ( Laghu ) and Unctuous ( Snigdha ) food should be eat. 

  πŸŒ‚  Old grains like wheat, Barley, Millet, Rice, Sesame and Mug are plentiful. Because this is light to digest.

   πŸŒ‚  Drink Mug and pomegranate  yush , Mastu (water taken from curd) , Wine etc.
 
    πŸŒ‚  Meals and water containing Honey should be taken. Honey removes the metal cladding ( Dhattu Kleda ) that occurs during the monsoon in our body. ( Not  cook and heat the honey because it become poisonous after heating. Use raw honey and use it in little quantity. )

   πŸŒ‚  Rain water is best for drinking. Water from Rivers, lakes and Wells should be boiled and drunk.  Rain water and boiled water is easy to digest.

    πŸŒ‚  Use more Asafoetida, Garlic, Ginger, Salt (Sindhav) and Turmeric in food. Because this all substance is hot in nature and use full for digestion as well as to subside  the vitiated Vata dosha.

Life style :-

 πŸŒ‚   Do Aromatherapy, Extraction, Bathing and perfumery should be applied.

 πŸŒ‚   Light and clean clothing should be worn. Because in this season heat is more.

  πŸŒ‚   Use the  vehicle to get out. Do not go barefoot.

  πŸŒ‚   Stay in a place where there is no rain and no more cold and humidity. In humid atmosphere one can affect with Cold , Cough ,Fever and many other diseases.

Don'ts

Diet :-


   
 πŸŒ‚    During this season Vata dosha vitiation occurs so one should avoid Heavy ( Guru ) , Bitter ( Tikta ),  Astringent  ( Kashaya ) and Cold (  Shita )properties food. 

  πŸŒ‚  Avoid  Newly harvested grains. Because it is heavy to digest.

  πŸŒ‚   Abandon cucumber, Turiya , Bhindo , potato and Radish. This all are heavy to digest and Vata dosha vitiation occur easily.

 πŸŒ‚ Take less Blueberry , Ice, Banana, Milk.

  πŸŒ‚  Avoid Water from rivers, lakes and wells is  turbid during rainy season so, if you want to take it, boil it and drink it.

Lifestyle :-
 
  πŸŒ‚  Living in a place free from cold, steam, rain, flies, wind, mosquitoes and rodents. 

   πŸŒ‚  One should abstain from exercise, sunbathing and Intercourse due to weak digestive fire .
 
    πŸŒ‚  One should avoid day sleep. Due to day sleep digestion become weak.


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