5 Simple Health Tips to keep yourself safe this rainy season.

  • Increase your Vitamin C intake: The rainy season is the perfect time for viruses and bacteria to thrive. You will notice that this time of the year when viral fevers, allergic reactions and other viral infections are rampant. Similarly, the air has more bacteria and viruses than at any other point during this time. To remain healthy, you need to increase your immunity. One of the easiest ways of doing that is increasing your Vitamin C intake. Eat fresh green vegetables and oranges to have a Vitamin C-rich diet. You can also supplement with supplements rich in Vitamin C and Selenium.
  • Avoid Junk Food: Street food, freshly cut fruits and other kinds of food items sold on the street should strictly be avoided. The road is usually filled with potholes full of water and mud. These form perfect incubators for various kinds of harmful microorganisms. The longer the food items are exposed to the open air, the higher they are likely to become home to them. So, whenever you eat your favourite junk food, you are more likely to contract a disease.
  • Destroy the breeding ground of mosquitoes: One of the worst issues of the rainy season is the breeding of mosquitos. These nasty little insects are perfectly capable of making you miserable. However, fear not! With a few precautions, you can easily find your way to a mosquito-free residence. Ensure that there is no open water storage in your home. Ensure that they are always in covered pots and vessels. Similarly, ensure that the drains are not clogged and there’s no rainwater held stagnant in your nearby areas. Mosquitoes are born in stagnant water, so removing sources of stagnant water will help a lot.
  • Care for your fruits and vegetables: Prefer clean, freshly cooked food when eating outdoors. During the rainy season, it is imperative that you thoroughly scrub your fruits and vegetables under running water because germs live on the skins of fruits and vegetables. Avoid eating raw cut fruits/salads from street vendors- you never know how well they have been washed and cleaned.
  • Hand Hygiene is crucial: Wash or sanitize your hands carefully before you eat something when you are away from home and after you come back home. Practicing good hand hygiene kills almost all microbes that may exist on the skin of your hands and as we know, the population of harmful germs expands during the rainy season.

We hope you’ve found these tips helpful.

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