Here’s How To Avoid Food Poisoning During Monsoon

by Vinita Jain
Here’s How To Avoid Food Poisoning During Monsoon

With the advent of the monsoon, the potential for various health problems (especially food poisoning) increases! This weather creates the urge to indulge in junkies and fried foods. Which increases the chances of food poisoning. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, chills, and weakness. Although, there are some precautions you can take to avoid food poisoning. The best way to deal with food poisoning is to take the right medicines, drink plenty of natural, hygienic fluids, and eat a bland, light meal.

1. Wash All The Vegetables/Fruits

It’s not just the mother’s rules to clean fruits and vegetables when she gets home. To get rid of the bacteria, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the product needs to be cleaned before it can be cut, eaten, or cooked. In fact, this is just not a monsoon rule, always wash your vegetables/fruits before consuming them.

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2. Properly Store Groceries

If you don’t properly store your groceries properly this season, your groceries will be out of date. Proper food storage keeps them in good condition, which further reduces the risk of various illnesses. And, do not store the leftovers for a longer period.

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3. Eat From Hygienic Places

Whatever you consume during this season, make sure that it is properly cooked and comes from a hygienic place. Street foods and packaged foods are all unhygienic and can easily make you suffer from food poisoning. Street foods involve open cooking that entices various types of bacteria. Try to eat homemade food.

4. Drink Boiled Water

Non-boiling water contains some bacteria and viruses. During the monsoon season, water also has an increased risk of pollution. Hence, drinking boiled water during monsoon can protect you from food poisoning.

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5. Avoid Pre-cut Fruits

Be careful when you cut your fruit, and whenever you eat it. The longer you leave the cut fruit open, the greater the risk of contamination.

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