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  • Writer's pictureAnuja Dharap

5 Tips To Maintain Digestive Health During Monsoon

COVID-19 has already left us in grave concern about our health in general. Now that monsoon has hit us hard, we need to be extra cautious about our immunity. The reason for worry amongst us is mainly the fear of getting infected with cold, cough, fever, having stomach upsets or even viral infections. But you have nothing to worry about when TGP is with you! In this blog, we are going to share with you 5 simple tips to maintain digestive health during monsoon. So, let’s get going!

  1. Consume 1 glass of warm water first thing in the morning after you wake up. Make this a habit that you follow every day. If it’s raining heavily and the climate is cold, add a pinch of dry ginger powder or Soonth to it. This keeps your body warm from the inside. If the climate is normal, you can squeeze lemon which is a natural detoxifier and improves digestion. It also provides Vitamin C which is essential for boosting immunity.

  2. Have a nutritious breakfast. Choose recipes that are easy to digest such as Upma, Pohe, Ghavan, Thalipeeth, Dosas, Idlis, etc. Avoid consuming oily, fried food or mithai for breakfast. Consuming such a type of food as our first meal will make us feel bloated and uneasy throughout the day as they take a lot of time to digest which eventually slows down our metabolism. Moreover, fried food and sweets cause excess secretion of acid resulting in nausea and discomfort in the stomach.

  3. Include curd or buttermilk in your meal. Our digestive power tends to slow down during monsoon. So, the daily consumption of curd and buttermilk is a crucial step to improve our digestion. There are friendly bacteria present in our large intestine, which helps in digesting food as well as absorbing nutrients. Since curd and buttermilk are fermented food, they already contain these bacteria (Probiotic). These two dairy products help in maintaining the gut flora in our body. You can also opt for artificial probiotics like Yakult or other Probiotic capsules or curds available in the market. However, remember that there’s no match for homemade curd

  4. Include sources of fibre. Fibre plays an important role in maintaining the health of the large intestine. It helps in maintaining the health of the inner lining of the intestine and the growth of friendly bacteria. Major sources of fibre that you can include in your diet are fruits and vegetables. Remember to include at least one source of fibre in every meal, every day.

  5. Have a spoonful of Ghee. Last but surely not least is including Ghee in our diet. Ghee has a component called Butyric acid that helps in maintaining the gut flora. Our body usually creates this Butyric acid from Fibre. However, if you are not having fibre sufficiently or are consuming high amounts of junk food, this butyric acid will not be produced adequately. So, it's better to have at least 1 tsp of Ghee regularly to get your daily dose of Butyric acid.

What are you waiting for then? Let’s get going with these simple dietary tips that will surely help you in maintaining good digestive health! And once your digestive system is healthy, better overall health and immunity will follow soon.

Check out the detailed analysis of this topic in this video on our YouTube channel.

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