Its rainy season in Indonesia. However, rainy season does not mean it will rain every day. Due to climate change, it is possible to have bright, sunny day one day and gloomy thunderstorm the day after. If you have a weak immune system, then you have to take extra care with your health. You have to manage the food you consume carefully to prevent all unwanted health problems.
To cope with this chilly and windy season, here are foods and drinks that can keep you fit and healthy during rainy season:
A study held by University of Vienna, Austria, stated that the effectiveness of consuming 200 grams of yogurt a day equals with the effectiveness of consuming immune supplements. A serving of yogurt a day will strengthen your immune system. Yogurt contains pro-biotics that can trigger white blood cell in our body. When we have good immune system, flu (which is a very common disease during rainy season) will go away from your body. You can choose your favorite yogurt—plain yogurt or mix it with your favorite fruit!
Oats or barley
Oats and barley contain beta-glucan, a fiber that can act as antioxidant and antimicrobials. These two elements are very important to protect our cells from damage due to molecule instability or microorganism. Try the delicious barley recipes here.
Fish contain selenium, an element that helps white blood cells to produce cytokines. Cytokine is a protein that cleanses our body from influenza viruses. Salmon, mackerel, and herring contain omega-3 that can reduce inflammation, increase air flow, and protect our lungs from influenza and respiratory infections.
Who does not like a cup of hot tea on a cold, rainy day? Not only does it keep your body warm during rainy season, the L-theanine element in tea is responsible for protein supply to our body. It also helps to strengthen our immune system.
Berries—strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry, contents a lot of vitamin C. We know that vitamin C is a great agent for our immune system. You can mix your favorite berries with plain yoghurt—it tastes awesome!
Ginger tea has been known for its benefit to cure diseases—from stomach cramps to weight loss. Ginger drink can also enhance our metabolism system, accelerate blood circulation, and help to enhance detoxification. Drink it routinely and you can keep yourself always warm and healthy!
It’s important to give extra care to our body during rainy season. Say goodbye to fried and unhealthy snacks during rainy days and switch to these healthy foods. Make these foods that keep you healthy during rainy season your everyday fare.