Top 6 Foods To Eat This Summer

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Summer is not just the time to change your wardrobe, but also your diet. Check out some foods that you should definitely eat this season!

  1. Curd/Yogurt

Curd is an excellent food for summer as it works as a delicious coolant in this weather. Make curd a part of your daily nutritional regime, and beat the terrible summer heat!

You can have buttermilk or lassi or you can even add fruits in your curd to make it taste better.

  1. Watermelon

Watermelon is another amazing summer food as it keeps you hydrated and energized. Loaded with vitamins & minerals, watermelon helps fight various diseases! Don’t miss out on this juicy and healthy fruit this season!

Remember not to buy the already chopped slices of watermelon by roadside vendors, as it can cause health problems like diarrhoea.

  1. Onions

Onions are magical in summer; they help us stay away from summer infections and diseases, if consumed daily. Eating raw onions also help prevent sun stroke!

Stay away from illness and keep your body cool by consuming lots of onions this season.

  1. Cucumber

From preventing constipation to reducing blood pressure and keeping us hydrated, cucumbers do it all! Additionally, it also helps people with diabetes and arthritis.

Have cucumber slices in your salad this summer and stay as cool as a cucumber!

  1. Green veggies

Green vegetables like Bitter gourd (karela), Bottle gourd (lauki), Ridged gourd (turai) etc. are very essential to have in summer because of their high water content, and also because of their power of fighting various diseases like digestive issues, hypertension, etc.

  1. Melons

Melons are considered to be the favourites of this season. With their high water content, they keep us fresh and refreshed in the scorching summer heat.

Don’t let summers drain you out, munch on these superfoods and stay fresh this season!


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Malaria is a mosquito borne infectious disease, and the name of this disease is derived from the Italian word mal’aria, meaning “bad air”.

WHO reports that 1 in 7 Indians are at risk of developing Malaria.

Let’s know some lesser known things about this disease!           

  1. It’s only transmitted by female mosquitoes

Not all mosquitoes can cause Malaria.

Mosquitoes of Anopheles genus and only females of these species can transmit Malaria. A one-celled parasite called a Plasmodium causes Malaria. Female anopheles mosquitoes pick up the parasite from infected people by biting them in order to get blood to nurture their eggs.

  1. Malaria can be transmitted from one person to another

Although, nobody can catch Malaria like a common cold, but still it be passed through blood transfusions or organ transplants, or through the shared use of needles or syringes contaminated with blood.

  1. Symptoms of Malaria can range from none to very mild to severe

Depending on the type of parasite, it can take 9-30 days for the symptoms to appear.  However, early symptoms of Malaria are headache, muscle ache, sweating, cough, fever, nausea and chills. If the symptoms are not taken seriously and are not treated, this disease can worsen and even lead to death.

  1. Malaria can be cured

Malaria can be cured if the right drugs are taken at the right time. Malaria parasites can be killed off from the body with the usage of right drugs.

  1. Prevention is the best cure of Malaria

Stay inside when it’s dark, and use mosquito repellent or bed nets while you are at home. Chances of malaria are higher in children and pregnant women. So, they must avoid traveling to areas where there are more cases of Malaria.

Malaria is a serious disease; therefore, it is very important to take proper precautions! Protect yourself, your family and friends!

Stay away from Malaria!