Monsoon is a time of reviving family ties and focusing on our health. A healthy family is a happy family if care is taken to eat fresh and wholesome meals and snacks which contain all the essential nutrients required by the body. Furthermore, monsoon is a season when family members can spend valuable time with their near and dear ones.
A safe and secure home houses hale and happy people. A good house though wet outside but remains dry inside. With little to worry about dripping roofs and seeping moisture into the walls the people inside are bound to spend quality time with family members, be it young kids or the elderly.
The family members can spend quality family time together during meals, have never-ending discussions and chats over coffee, play indoor games like carom, chess and Ludo, rejoice over recollect old precious memories via photographs, watch a favourite T.V. show jointly or get indulged in a video game together. Parents can teach their kids to co-operate by working side by side to finish off the household chores, sitting with and talking to their grandparents or get amused by their interesting fairy tales and moral stories.
Another aspect of a healthy and happy family is eating well-balanced nutritious home-made food.
Piping hot dal-chawal or khichdi continue to remain an all-time favourite. Hot vegetable soups are also a good option to have. Vegetable pakodas with mint and coriander chutney are also the most liked savoury in a majority of homes. Nuts and curds are great to have as they are high in protein. Care must be taken to wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly in clean water before consumption to keep away infection causing germs from entering our bodies. Intake of ginger, honey and black pepper is the best option to keep common cold ailments at bay. Consuming Green tea, ginger-tulsi tea and warm water with honey are natural immunity boosters.