The most awaited season, Monsoon has finally arrived in Karachi. Different areas of Karachi have experienced heavy or little rainfall. Almost 60 mm rain was recorded on Monday.
As soon as the first drops of water hit the land and monsoon knocks on our door, our taste buds become extremely active. Our taste buds crave for different fried food especially from the road side stalls. From having Pakoras to Kachoris, we like to eat everything.
Apart from respiting the scroching summer heat, monsoon brings a lot of diseases which can affect your health. Mostly, monsoon related diseases arise due to consuming unhygienic food and water. We rush to have street food to multiply the fun but these foods carry different germs and bacteria. From air pollution to vehicles’ emissions as well as flies and mosquitoes, everything makes the food unhealthy and unhyegnic.
Here is why you should not eat these foods during monsoon.
Pakoras with tea is the best combination to have during monsoons. Try to avoid eating them especially from a street vendor because you do not know which oil he has been using it and for how long? Secondly, humidity levels are generally high during rainy season because of which body’s digestive ability is reduced. Try to make them at home in a hygenic way.
Chaat is another roadside snack every Karachiite loves to have. Gol gappas, dahi puri, channa chaat and dahi puri might be made with contaminated water and with unhygenic chutneys which can cause diarrhea or juandice.
Samosas or kachori is also a much-loved snack option alongside evening tea during monsoons. Samosa and kachori stuffing can cause an upset stomach and acidity as these snacks are fried in oil stored for several months.
Enjoy this rainy season by being healthy and avoiding these road side foods.