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Breakfast like a king, dinner like a pauper is the key to not let your diet go on a holiday

Eat steamed salad instead of raw vegetables as they contain active bacteria.

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Jul 11, 2019, 05.16 AM IST
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Avoid milk and milk products at night.
Travelling during the monsoons can get tricky if you are strict about following a conscious diet. The aroma of fried pakoras and bhajiyas can truly invite your senses and disrupt your diet regime. However, it’s a good idea to stick to basic guidelines and not let your diet go on a holiday. Here are some easy guidelines:

Breakfast should be nutrition dense to provide energy for whole day. Healthy herbal teas with multi-grain meal, steamed sprouts can be included. Dinner is another important meal in rainy season to be taken care because digestive fire is low at this time. Therefore, having anything heavy to digest can create troubles. Avoid milk and milk products at night. Having hot vegetable soups, cooked vegetables with minimal required grains can make a soothing diet before bed.

Increase the intake of vitamin C rich fruits (amla, lemon, guava, litchi) as it helps to build resistance power to fight infections Consume drying oils like corn oil or light oil and avoid heavy oils like sesame oil, peanut oil and mustard oil as they fall in first place to invite infections. Eat steamed salad instead of raw vegetables as they contain active bacteria and virus that cause bacterial and viral infections.
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Eat moderate quantity of food as body finds it hard to digest.

Use plenty of garlic, pepper, ginger, asafoetida, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, bitter guard and cumin seeds, all of which enhance digestive power and improve immunity.

Drinking too much coffee can dehydrate the body. Replace it with herbal teas. Honey is an excellent tonic that helps keep the intestines sterile, also assists in digestion. Boil tulsi, ginger, turmeric, lemon grass to make a concoction to have daily with it.

While staying on a set diet is a smart option, it is also equally fine to indulge in seasonal goodies in small portions.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID INFECTIONS DURING TRIPS

During the monsoons, increase your immunity by following handy measures. Read along:

- Make drinking water safe by boiling/ filtering.
- Preventing stagnation of water.
- Blanch the vegetables to disinfect them from germs and bacteria.
- Exercise regularly.
- Foods which should be avoided and taken with caution include street food, green leafy vegetables ( best way to consume them is blanching, soaking them in salt water before consumption), seafood, mushrooms, fish (should be fresh).
- Eat moderate quantity of food as body finds it hard to digest.
- Do not eat when you are not hungry.
- Apart from eating healthy, drinking enough water is also very important.

So, carrying a clean water bottle will avoid any chances of drinking unsafe water outside.

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