Just like seasonal fruits, even vegetables and their nutrition does vary. Some of the non-seasonal vegetables added to your diet can be the cause for many health ailments in this season. Hence, it is very important to stick to seasonal vegetables in monsoon.
Green leafy and some other vegetables are a big no-no in this season considering they have excess bacteria during this period and can make you prone to various health hazards. Eating in season vegetables will boost immunity and further will keep you healthy.
LAUKI (BOTTLE GOURD): Rich in dietary fiber of both soluble and insoluble kind, helps you maintain a healthy digestive tract. It contains iron, rich in vitamin B and C, also acts as an anti-oxidant. Low in calories, also good for weight loss.
KARELA (BITTER GOURD): Comes with innumerable health benefits. Rich source of Vitamin C, helps you boost immunity, is also antiviral in nature.
TINDA (INDIAN SQUASH): Numerous health benefits include anti-inflammatory agents which control and prevent bloating, acidity, heart burn and keep the digestion process smooth. It is high in fiber content and keep bowel disorders at bay.
PARWAL (POINTED GOURD): Have many health benefits that can help you keep hale and hearty and get you through this season. This wonder vegetable helps you with keeping the monsoon cold, cough and headaches at bay. It is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, which helps in boosting the immune system.
TUBERS: Great vegetables during monsoons, are safe to eat and less prone to giving birth to bacteria.
KANTOLA (TEASEL GOURD): Have an array of health benefits. Rich in protein, iron, and fiber, it keeps your stomach in good shape by strengthening the functioning of your digestive tract and keeps infections at bay.
GARLIC: Packed with antioxidants, these cloves are rich with immunity boosting properties. They ease your digestive system while keeping your metabolic rate high.
GINGER: Boosts your metabolism and verves up your mood. Rich source of chromium, magnesium, zinc that improves blood flow. Antibacterial and antiviral properties help fight against cold and flu.
TURMERIC: Immunity boosting, natural antiseptic and antibiotic agent. Also keeps blood sugar under control.
BLACK PEPPER: An awesome dose of good health. Natural antidote for fever, cough, cold, muscular pain, flu, respiratory conditions, black pepper is a must include spice of this season.
BEETROOT: Goodness of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, including potassium, fiber and folic acid. These are also low in calories.
SPROUTS: Good for health as they boost your immunity.
CORN: Lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, rich in fiber and starch, ensures smooth functioning of the digestive system.