Ayurveda describes aggravation of “Vata” and accumulation of “Pita” in the Rainy/Monsoon season. This is the major cause of various diseases occurring during the rainy season. The food and lifestyle should thus be such thathelp in balancing Vata and Pitta. The following changes in diet are recommended to maintain our Gut health during monsoon.
Include cow’s ghee in daily diet. Ghee stimulates the digestive juices and helps your body absorb nutrients. It is very effective in curbing gut inflammation. It will also ease constipation by smoothening colon muscles and increasing their contractility.
Consume a small piece of ginger with rock salt before every meal. For any digestive problem, ginger should be your go-to food. Ginger increases the secretion of saliva, bile, and gastric juices. It helps your body rapidly break down food and assimilate the nutrients. It can also fight gastric inflammation and is an excellent remedy for an upset stomach. Many people experience heartburn when they consume raw ginger. Rock salt prevents this heartburn.
Ayurveda encourages the consumption of natural foods. And the kind of foods that will help your digestion is water-laden fruits and vegetables such as cucumber, tomatoes, apples, citrus fruits, watermelons, strawberries etc.
These foods keep you hydrated. Water helps with the absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract. It also moistens your bowels and ensures easy passage of stool.
Stay Safe and Healthy This Monsoon. Happy Monsoon!