Jun 23, 2024, 07:43 AM IST

8 foods to avoid during monsoon

Pravrajya Suruchi

Raw leafy greens: While leafy greens are great source of vitamins and minerals, they can be harbor contaminants during monsoon.

Pre-cut fruits and juices: Avoid pre-cut fruits and juices sold by street vendors, as they are more prone to contamination from flies, insects, and dirty water.

Sprouted lentils and beans: Sprouts are a healthy food option, but during monsoons, the humid weather accelerates bacterial growth, making them a potential source of foodborne illness.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms are more prone to spoilage during the monsoon season due to the humid weather.

Fried foods: Fried foods like pakoras and samosas are difficult to digest, especially during the monsoon season when your digestive system is already sluggish.

Stale food: Avoid leftover food or reheated food multiple times, as this increases the growth of bacteria.

Carbonated drinks: Fizzy drinks can bloat you up and worsen indigestion, especially during monsoon when your digestive system is more sensitive.

Seafood: Seafood, especially shellfish, can be contaminated during monsoons due to increased water runoff and pollution.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports