FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Nutrition To Keep Our Skin Healthy & Glowing In Monsoon Season
The smooth, clear and glowing skin may seem next to impossible during monsoon months, humidity diminishes our immunity system on monsoon season. Humidity in monsoon months can lead to eruptive skin problems like spots, pimples and rashes, patchy hydration and poor cell regeneration. This makes our skin look dull. but by eating the right kind of food we can get envious glow in our skin.
Well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric has been used for ages in solving skin issues. Add a dash of it to curries, rice, teas, vegetables or milk to get rid of acne, pigmentation, and blemishes. It also has anti-bacterial properties that keep infections at bay.
Skin eruptions occur mostly due to toxic accumulation in the body and when the skin comes in contact with microbes in the environment. Cumin contains active components such as thymol, cuminaldehyde, and phosphorous, which have detoxifying properties. Eat cumin daily to rid our body of toxins.
A rich source of calcium, manganese, and magnesium, bitter gourd is especially essential during monsoon. Adding it to our diet will improve skin tone and impart a healthy glow. It is also a rich source of vitamin C that protects the cells from damage. Bitter gourd also boosts the production of collagen.
Banana should be go-to fruit in monsoon as the vitamin A in it will moisturize and treat dullness and damaged skin.
Regular tea and coffee will dehydrate the skin whereas anti-oxidant rich green tea will flush out toxins and help you attain a healthy glow. It also counters the free radicals in the body and prevents the formation of wrinkles and arrests aging.
Food to avoid in monsoon season
Root plants and green leafy vegetables should be avoided during monsoon because When these vegetables are plucked from their roots, the wet mud and dirt get tagged along too and if not washed properly they can cause allergies and infections. Avoid eating watermelon and muskmelon in monsoon as these fruits are high in water content and cause water retention in the body.
Eating spicy and fried food can take a toll on our already weaker digestive system. Poor digestion is one of the main reasons for breakouts. Eat food that’s rich in fiber and boiled or steamed to avoid an upset stomach. Also, reduce salt intake as that will lead to water retention and can also cause the blood pressure to shoot up.