Eat salads and raw vegetables during the rainy season or not?, Know what experts have to say

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Everyone likes the rainy season and the monsoon season is usually the month of July in India. As soon as we hear the name of monsoon, green trees, plants, rain, hot tea, and dumplings, noodles all come to our mind. But the rainy season also brings with it many diseases.

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In monsoon, our immunity decreases, due to which the risk of infection becomes highest. Often people do not know about what diet should be adopted in monsoon. and eat anything. Due to which the risk of diarrhea, food poisoning, flu, etc. also increases during this season.

In such a situation, if the food is not kept properly, vegetables and salads are not washed and cooked properly, then it can prove to be harmful to health. So let’s know how to eat vegetables and salads in the rainy season-

Should we eat raw vegetables during the rainy season?

We all know that vegetables and salads are very important for good health and they should be consumed in every season. But there must be a change in the way of eating them.

Vegetables and salads provide us with plenty of essential nutrients, as well as protect us from many diseases. If they are consuming in the wrong way, then instead of providing benefits, they become harmful to health.

Often people think that the less you cook vegetables, the more they will be beneficial and the more they will get their benefit. But this is not true for every season. Especially when we talk about the rainy season.

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It is very tasty to eat raw salad, but in what season raw vegetables and salad should be eaten, it matters a lot.

1- In the rainy season, our immunity becomes weak and due to this the risk of infection is higher than in other seasons. In this season, germs and bacteria also start growing more around us.

2- Various types of germs, bacteria, and viruses are found in raw vegetables because vegetables are mostly grown under the ground or in the soil above. And the soil already contains disease-causing microorganisms, which are not visible to us with normal eyes.

3- If you consume these undercooked or raw vegetables, then these bacteria and fungus come in direct contact with you and can reach our body, and can disturb or unbalance our digestive system.

4- Farmers spray insecticides, pesticides, etc. in the fields, due to which their effect comes on the vegetables. In such a situation, if you consume raw vegetables and salads, then it can be harmful to your health.

Now the question must be arising in your mind whether salads and raw vegetables should be completely excluded from your diet during the rainy season? No. It’s not like that. Green vegetables and salads are also essential for the nutrition of your body. You just have to make a slight change in the way you consume them.

Let’s know how to consume vegetables and salads in the rainy season

1. Wash raw vegetables especially green leafy vegetables and salads in running tap water in the rain and then eat them after boiling or cooking them well.
2. Do not include green leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach, cabbage, radish leaves, etc. in the salad, as they contain insects (caterpillars) and their eggs as well as bacteria and disease-causing germs and their spores.
3. If you do not want to boil the salad, then soak it in lukewarm saltwater for some time before. Then wash it again with clean water, by doing this the germs, bacteria and their spores (eggs) present in vegetables and salads are also destroy soon.

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