Foods to avoid during monsoon

The monsoon season brings respite from the scorching heat but also increases the risk of waterborne diseases and infections. During this time, it is important to be mindful of the food we eat. Consuming certain foods during this time can lead to digestive ailments due to contamination. Here is a list of foods to avoid during monsoon.

Street food
Street foods like golgappas, chaat and pakoras are delicious but are often prepared and stored in unhygienic conditions. The water used in these dishes may not be safe, leading to the risk of gastrointestinal infections. It is best to eat these dishes from reliable and clean sources.

Leafy vegetables
Leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage and lettuce are prone to contamination during monsoon. They may harbor dirt, bacteria and parasites, which can cause digestive problems or infections. Choose well-washed and properly cooked vegetables to minimise the risk