Keep your gut healthy while travelling…
If you are heading away this summer, you are no doubt looking to soak up the sun, culture and delicious local food at your destination. Travel should be a time for relaxation, but it can be a stressful time for our poor gut, what with time changes, jet lag, dietary changes, dehydration and stress, it can wreak havoc on our digestive health. Travel can leave us open to tummy bugs and illness with symptoms like constipation, bloating, heaviness, diarrhea, loose stools, abdominal cramping, and nausea causing issues while we are away. Here are our top tips and ways you can keep your gut healthy while travelling…
Hydrate: Airports, air-conditioning, alcohol, and the sun can all lead to dehydration. It’s easy to forget to drink while we are away, but travelling with a reusable water bottle can make it easier to remember to fill up and keep hydrated. Staying well hydrated can help with jet lag, and fatigue and keep everything running smoothly in our digestive system.
Snack Healthy: Pack travel snacks that are light, easy to digest and you know agree with your tummy.
Symbiotics: Rich in prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes along with digestive supporting herbs. Our kefir-kombucha fermented symbiotic range is an essential to keep your gut healthy while travelling. Tranquil helps to relieve bloating, gassiness and heaviness after meals, and Sensitive is ideal for those with sensitive tummys. They also don’t need to be refrigerated, so are perfect wherever you are headed. Supporting your gut is also a great way to stay healthy while away as the majority of our immune system is housed within our guts.
Soothing Teas: Pack some tummy soothing teabags. Herbs like Peppermint, Fennel and Chamomile are great for soothing troublesome tums. These herbs are carminative, anti-spasmodic and calm digestive upset.
Up your Fibre: Try and eat as much fibre as you would eat at home, add nuts and seeds to your breakfast at the buffet, snack on fruit, and pack that plate with veggies if given the option. Making sure you consume plenty of prebiotic rich plant foods to ensure you feed and nourish your gut.
Herbal Help: Travel can often involve a change of time zones, sleep deprivation, eating unfamiliar foods and other sources of stress we wouldn’t ordinarily find in our day to day lives which can take a toll on our immune system. Our signature Candi-X blend is the perfect travel companion to support our immune system, and help it to fight off any different bacteria, or organisms we might be exposed to while away.
Relax: Stress and anxiety are also major factors in digestive issues. Make sure when travelling to take time out to relax, breathe and soak up and enjoy your holiday.