Monsoon Safety - for a healthier you and your family
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Monsoon Safety - for a healthier you and your family

Sipping up a hot cup of tea with steaming hot pakoras can be ideal for a rainy day, but did you know that common infections like Flu, skin & eye infections are more prevalent during monsoons?

Most of us joyfully enjoy a rainy day but make sure you keep away your kids from viral infections, cold cough, malaria, and air borne decease which comes as a part of bundle in the monsoon season. A quick do’s and Don’ts for kids and you to keep your family safe and enjoy the season:

Raise  your immunity level by including these immunity boosting foods for the family during monsoons:

People with weak immunity system, children and elderly people are prone to diseases of the lungs, rheumatism and arthritis and other infectious diseases. Special and extra care is required for the body during the monsoons…

Drinking Soups / Herbal Tea : Drinking lots of warm drinks like tea / kawas which are packed with aniti-bacterial properties of tulsi, cinannmon, honey and ginger.Or give your kids a bowl of hot vegetable soup daily to keep them warm throughout the rainy season.

Giving boiled  drinking water can also help in preventing water borne diseases during rainy season.

Vitamin Packed nuts: a combination of walnuts, raisins, almonds can provide the essential vitamins and minerals for building immunity in children. A good source of Vitamin E can make a great snack. Groundnuts that are currently in season can make a great evening snack.

Fresh vegetables and Fruits: Fruits which contain natural antioxidants and are seasonal in nature. Cherries, Lychee, Jamun, Peaches, Plums and Bananas to improve your child’s immunity . Avoid eating cut fruits; instead opt for fruits, which kids can peel on their own. Also take extra care to wash your veggies & fruits with vinegar & salt mix to clean them off from the dirt & pesticide residue completely.

Spice it up: Include more of immune boosting spices in your food like turmeric, Mustard, asafoetida (hing), coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, ajwain,cloves, pepper ,cinnamon, garlic, adrak and kadhi patta that help with food digestion and helps flush out any sinuses from the body

C ki shakti: Foods that are high in Vitamin C are a great source of immunity boosters. Amla, Lemon, Ginger make a perfect drink and are also great sources of Vitamin C. Give it to the children as a juice or eat it raw with some Turmeric and salt as a snack.

For Beautiful You in monsoons:

During the rains, both the skin and hair suffer due to high humidity. Sweat and oil deposits make the skin and hair really dull. So, adjust your skin and hair care routine according to the season.

Hot oil massages -The monsoons can be hard on your hair, so indulge in as many hair treatments and massages as possible, hot oil champi maalish nourishes the scalp and soothes our senses. Avoid using styling products.

Skin Care:

Normal Skin type:

·         Drink as much water as you can. Do not stop drinking water even if it leads to frequent urination. Water consumption hydrates your body and flushes out all the unwanted toxins.

·         Use cleansers that are clean based.

·         Moisturize your skin frequently. This will help in increasing the keep the outer layer of your skin properly hydrated, thereby leaving it with a soft, supple and moist look.

·         You may also use rose water and glycerin to keep your skin healthy

·         Keep away from alcohol based toners. Use Rose water instead.

 

Oily Skin Types:

·         Wash your face almost 3-4 times a day to get rid of the excess oil from your face. Do not over do it as too much of washing leads to

·         Use facial scrubs regularly as it will help in unclogging your pores and also exfoliate your skin by removing the dead cell layers from it. Try and use natural scrubs instead of chemical based ones.

·         Stay away from using heavy cleansing products.

·         Use home remedies such as pack made of chick -pea flour (also known as besan) and milk, lemon and honey etc that rejuvenates your skin and leaves it looking fresh and glowing.

·         Try using hot water to wash your face instead of cold or lukewarm water. This will help in dissolving the oil on the skin in a better way thereby leaving it supple and soft.


Environmental Factors which can effect:

Germs survive longer in damp conditions There is much more moisture in the air which allows germs to multiply. Kepping areas dry plus taking care of personal hygiene by hand washing and bathing with soap and clean water is the best way to protect you and your family from

Stagnant water around us in monsoons soon becomes a breeding ground for germs It attracts mosquitoes and flies that carry infection like malaria and dengue – so try and keep your home and places around free from such deposits.

Always wash with soap and water Be careful of dirty water, muck and dampness Clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.

Take Care and Stay Healthy!

Sipping up a hot cup of tea with steaming hot pakoras can be ideal for a rainy day, but did you know that common infections like Flu, skin & eye infections are more prevalent during monsoons?

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