Preventing Food Poisoning in Summer

We normally associate illness with winter, because it is the time of year we tend to get cold and flu. Food poisoning is one of the most common illness that occurs in summer which is caused by consumption of contaminated food or water. It spreads by bacteria, viruses, toxins that cause the onset of stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting.

The months of May and June are usually the hottest in India. No matter where you live, some summer aliments are unavoidable. You must take necessary preventive measures against summer illnesses even if you think you are fit and healthy.

The primary reason behind the outbreak of diseases in summer is the presence of favorable climatic conditions for bacteria, virus and other parasites to multiply. Here is the list of summer health tips to keep you away from diseases in summer.

  • Try to avoid outdoor activities during peak sun hours
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight
  • Increase water intake to prevent dehydration
  • Use sunscreen lotions with higher SPF to prevent skin damage
  • Avoid roadside food or water
  • Consume a lot of fruits and vegetables
  • Prefer light-colored, loose clothing as dark colors absorb a lot of heat
  • Keep your premises healthy and clean

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