TAKE A RAIN CHECK

The mon­soon is round the cor­ner, and here’s a list of foods that will pre­vent you from mak­ing trips to the doc­tor’s clinic

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - LifeStyle - Shradha Sha­hani

The mon­soon is just around the cor­ner, and we can’t wait for it to give us respite from the heat, but it also brings with it a num­ber of ill­nesses. “The fluc­tu­at­ing tem­per­a­ture cre­ates the per­fect breed­ing ground for bac­te­ria and germs. This leads to wa­ter­borne dis­eases, and weak­ens the im­mune sys­tem,” says Dr Rid­dhesh Jani, nu­tri­tion­ist. Ac­cord­ing to him and a few other nu­tri­tion­ists, in­clud­ing herbs and other ben­e­fi­cial food items in your diet is the best way to build your im­mu­nity. “Herbs con­tain an­tiox­i­dants, es­sen­tial oils, vi­ta­mins and phy­tos­terols de­rived from plants. They help the body fight against germs and tox­ins, and also boosts one’s im­mu­nity lev­els. Herbs, in fact, play the role of medicines,” says Kan­chan Pat­ward­han, nu­tri­tion­ist.

Here’s a list of food items that’ll keep the doc­tor at bay.

(With in­puts from Prachi Sanghvi, nu­tri­tion­ist and Dr Biren­dra Ya­dav, gen­eral physi­cian)

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