How to Boost Immunity in Monsoon

Dr. Rajkumar Vinod Desai

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Rajkumar Vinod Desai

General Physician

5 min read


Monsoon is often associated with a variety of infections besides the pleasant weather it carries. Maintaining immunity during this season is important to protect yourself from falling ill. This can be done by eating fresh vegetables, hydrating yourself, taking vitamin supplements, and maintaining hygienic conditions. 

Key Takeaways

  • Most diseases are air, food, or water-borne, so it is important to maintain high cleanliness around this time
  • Immunity can be enhanced by adding nutrient-rich vegetables and vitamin supplements to your diet
  • Keep yourself hydrated, and do not forget to do some physical activity. Always say no to street foods during monsoons

Imagine sitting by the window, sipping hot tea and a plate of your favorite snack, while enjoying the monsoon rains. Suddenly you feel an itch in your throat and start worrying about the viral infections, lack of hygiene, sore throat, and gut-related issues this season brings along. Your first instinct would be to look up how to boost immunity in monsoon. Your frantic search has ended if you've stumbled upon this article. Continue reading this blog if you want to avoid doctor appointments.

How to Boost Immunity in Monsoon

The pouring rains can lift your spirits and lift the number of people falling sick during the monsoon. To protect yourself from falling sick, you need to boost your immunity. Covid-19 has made our immune systems vulnerable.

You should be well aware of the most common illnesses during the monsoon season: 

  • Cold and flu 
  • Viral infection 
  • Malaria  
  • Dengue  
  • Cholera  
  • Jaundice

Guard yourself against the monsoon diseases. 

How to Boost Immunity in Monsoon infographics

Add Veggies And Proteins to Your Diet

The first thing that pops up when you search for how to increase immunity in the monsoon is a balanced diet. Citrus fruits, yogurt, papaya, kiwis, almonds, ginger, garlic, mushrooms, and spinach are a few of the best foods to consume during monsoons. Plant-based proteins are a good option for a vegetarian to include in their diet.

Chia seeds, tofu, quinoa, peanut butter powder, oats, and lentils are easily available and tasty choices you can incorporate into your daily meals. These veggies and proteins are immunity-boosting foods and rich in vitamins and minerals that will keep you from taking unnecessary supplements. 

Additional Read: Plant-Based Protein Better

Take Your Vitamins On Time

Vitamin C plays an integral role in strengthening the immune system. Years of research serve as evidence that Vitamin C is the best option for increasing your immunity. If you want to avoid supplements, you can include foods like citrus fruits, papaya, pineapple, and bell peppers.

During the monsoon season, the weather is gloomy all day, and it gets difficult to get sunlight. When the body does not receive enough Vitamin D, it gets weak and will attract unwanted infections. You should consult your general physician for Vitamin D supplements and avoid deficiency. 

How to Boost Immunity in Monsoon infographics

Maintain Hygiene in And Around You

Diseases spread quickly due to stagnant water around plant pots, potholes, drainage, and water storage outside your house. It serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and the chances of catching yourself with dengue increases. So make it a priority to get rid of stagnant water around your house that will avoid flies, mosquitoes, and bacteria.

Due to Covid-19, every person has searched for how to support immunity during monsoon at least once. We all are habitual in sanitizing our belongings and maintaining personal hygiene. Washing your hands before and after meals, taking hot showers, wearing fresh clothes, trimming your nails, and using rainy shoes will help you maintain cleanliness and keep you healthy.  

Additional Read: Vegetable Soups for Boosting Immunity

Drink Water

Regardless of the season, you must stay hydrated. Drinking at least 6-7 glasses of water helps you flush out toxins from your body. Remember to boil your drinking water before consuming it.  

Any viruses and bacteria that the water may have been hazardous to human health can be destroyed by the heat after boiling it. Heavy rains increase the likelihood that the water passing through our pipes will become contaminated, so it is advised to only drink boiling water. 

Say No to Mouth-Watering Street Food

During the monsoon season, you crave tasty food, which increases the temptation of junk and street food. Consuming street food while it's raining is a risk for your gut health.

If you feel like having it, you can always cook it at home and enjoy it stress-free. Browser healthy and easy-to-make recipes that will help you improve your immune system and satisfy your craving. 

Keep Yourself Moving

While you can't step out of your house during this season, you may choose an alternative to working on your fitness at home. Various applications and videos online will help you with your home workouts. 

Practicing mindful meditation and yoga helps you improve your mental and physical health. Engaging in a 45-min workout to keep your body active during monsoons. It has been proved that working out has a lot of benefits like pain relief, gaining strength, better heart and gut health, and improving the immune system, reducing the risk of falling sick.  

Now that you know how to boost your immunity in monsoon, you can start taking precautions and enjoy the beautiful weather without worrying about your health. Even after following all the home remedies to protect your immunity mentioned above, book a doctor appointment if you feel sick during the rains. if in case you are hospitalized you can pay your medical bill using bajaj health card in few seconds this card allows you to convert medical bills into easy EMI.

Published on 5 Aug 2022Last updated on 5 Apr 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

Dr. Rajkumar Vinod Desai

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Rajkumar Vinod Desai

, MBBS 1


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