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Foods Children Should Avoid During Rainy Season


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Eating certain foods and drinking certain drinks during rainy season can increase the chances of infections and illnesses in children. Read on to know more about the foods that children should avoid eating during rainy season.

The immunity of children is slightly weakened during monsoons. Therefore, children become prone to illnesses. So, it is necessary to feed them healthy, fresh and homemade food in order to prevent illnesses. It is very important to be careful about what children eat as the diseases that spread during rainy season spread mainly thorough contaminated food and water. Such rainy season illnesses range from common to severe illnesses. Learn more about the foods that kids should avoid during rainy season

List of Foods to Be Avoided during Rainy Season

Let us take a look at some of the foods that should be avoided by children during rainy season.

1. Street Foods

Street food is the number one item that should be avoided by children during rainy season at all costs. Street foods are not kept in hygienic conditions. Therefore, the chances of transmission of food borne illnesses through such foods are higher. Such foods include foods like Pani-Puri, Chaat, Chinese etc.

2. Oily Foods

Oily foods like fries, Samosas, Vadas, Bhajias etc; can increase the chances of development throat infection. As the immunity of children is lowered as well as the level of humidity is high during rainy season they become more susceptible to such kind of illnesses.

3. Cold Beverages

Drinking cold beverages during rainy season can cause illnesses like cough, cold and sore throat. Cold beverages include all kind of beverages like fruit juices, aerated drinks, packaged drinks, packaged cold water as well as water that is stored in refrigerator etc.

4. Ice Candies

Ice candies can also cause same kind of harm that is caused by cold beverages. These candies can cause infections like cough, cold and throat infection. So, children must avoid eating ice candies during rainy season.

5. Curd

Curd is one of the foods that can induce coolness in the body which can in turn give rise to infection like cough, cold and sore throat which if not treated on time can increase risk of other diseases.

6. Raw Vegetables

Vegetables that are usually consumed raw should be avoided during rainy season. During this season such foods attract more germs. So, there are the chances that if these vegetables are not washed properly, disease causing germs may enter the system of children.

7. Seafood

In rainy season fresh seafood is not available. So, instead of consuming poor quality seafood it is best to avoid it during rainy season in order to prevent illnesses.

8. Mangoes

Mango is a summer season fruit and when it rains the rain water seeps through it which leads to the contamination of fruit and formation of worms in it. So, it is best to avoid mango and other summer fruits during rainy season.

9. Leafy Vegetables

Leafy vegetables are loaded with a lot of mud during rainy season which attract millions of germs. These germs can enter the body of children and can cause illnesses in them if vegetables are not washed properly. So, it is better to avoid eating such vegetables during rainy season

10. Foods Stored in Unhygienic Places

Foods that are not stored in clean utensils and places which are unhygienic are more likely to get contaminated during rainy season. Therefore, parents should avoid giving such foods to children not only during rainy season but also throughout the year.

The above mentioned is the list of foods that should be avoided during rainy season to prevent illnesses. At the same time it is necessary for parents to encourage children to follow proper hygiene during this season. Drinking boiled and cooled or distilled water, eating freshly cooked homemade food and maintaining proper hygiene during rainy season is the key to avoid illnesses during this season.

Why is it necessary to provide healthy foods to children during rainy season? What kind of foods should children avoid during rainy season? Which foods can help to boost immunity of children during rainy season? Discuss here.


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