Add Some Berry And Make Merry This Season
This may not be what you had in mind but the Indian Gooseberry or ‘Amla’ may be your best friend when it rains. Though it may not be as appealing as the moong bhajiyas you have, ayurveda experts opine that a bit of ‘sour’ may well be the answer to your digestive problems this rainy season.
The reason for this is simple. When it rains, because of the dampness in the atmosphere, the digestive process is weakened. In ayurvedic terms, this season tries to bring attention to pacifying of doshas (vata, pitta and kapha). Only when these are balanced can good health prevail in the body. So by eating foods rich Vitamin C like the amla (gooseberry), the digestive process is strengthened.
Jasco’s Amla Pachak and Juices are a great source of Vitamin C and contain sourness that is recommended this season.
Strangely, Ayurveda encourages eating samosas and bhajiyas (usually labelled junk food) in small quantities, when it rains. The reason being is that they are hot and that helps in a chill climate, and secondly, these are dry options, and dryness counters dampness.
Simple changes in your diet can make all the difference.
How to Prevent Indigestion?
- Less consumption of milk and more of buttermilk
- Consume light and fresh foods prepared from barley, rice and wheat
- Include cow’s ghee to lubricate the digestive process
- Curtail the increase of dry foods during the season
- Try a small piece of ginger with rock salt before every meal
- Opt for buttermilk instead of curd
- Avoid green leafy vegetables as worms tend to breed in moist surroundings