A smart way to stay healthy in the rainy season

The rainy season is often associated with sickness that can disturb your days. To stay fit, we need to keep our immune system strong with a healthy lifestyle, which we can do with these simple steps:

1. Avoid street foods

When the weather is cold, the deep-fried street foods can be really appetizing. But rappler.com advises us to stay away from street foods, especially during the rainy season.

Foods cooked and sold in the open have a much bigger risk of bacterial contamination through the air or the water. So hold yourself and shift to the healthier home-cooked meals.

2. Don’t touch your face often

The rainy season is a great season for bacteria and viruses. Because they cannot be seen with the naked eyes, we don’t know that we have touched and spread them when we touch the things around us. To protect us from bacterial or virus infection, we need to keep washing our hands with soap and warm water.

Besides, bacteria and viruses can infect us through the eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid touching your face, rubbing your eyes or wiping the sweat on your forehead with your hands. Grab a clean cloth or tissue paper to wipe your face.

3. Protect yourself from dirty water

We often notice more clogged gutters and dirty puddles in the rainy season. They can be the source of waterborne diseases like diarrhea and fungal skin problems. 

Wearing warm clothing can keep you comfortable and protect you from getting sick. Besides putting on a jacket, you can also wear a nice pair of boots to keep your feet dry and protect them from fungal skin infection.

4. Choose herbal drinks

Both black tea and green tea contain flavonoid, a powerful antioxidant good for combating germs. People who drink five cups of tea a day for two weeks have 10 times more virus-fighting interferon in their blood than people who consume other types of warm drinks, according to the research by Harvard University.

But it’d be better to avoid coffee, which can be dehydrating. To stay fresh and alert, you can replace your cup of coffee with a glass of warm lemon water. Consume this first thing in the morning before breakfast to help the digestive system and improve your immunity.

So protect your body from getting sick in the rainy season by doing these simple and easy tips. Let’s stay healthy!

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