By Monica van de Weerd

Travel essentials - don’t forget your gut!

Passport? ✔️
Good book? ✔️
Chargers? ✔️
Gut health ✔️

Maintaining good gut health during travel is the trick to a great trip. Changes to your routine and diet and exposure to new environments usually upsets your digestive system.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your gut health whilst travelling:

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, which can lead to digestive issues. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks or alcohol, as they can disrupt the balance of gut bacteria.

Watch Your Diet: While it's tempting to indulge in local cuisine, try to maintain a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Avoid excessive consumption of spicy, greasy, or heavily processed foods, as they may irritate your digestive system.

Keep it clean: your digestive system can accumulate more waste when travelling. Changes in routine and diet can get you ‘backed-up’ with gunk. A clean toned gut will help you stay on top of waste removal and enable your gut to better absorb nutrients and hydration. Cleaning your gut is the job of Love Your Gut diatomaceous earth powder and capsules.

Probiotics: Consider taking probiotic supplements before and during your trip. Probiotics can help maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria and support digestion. You can also consume probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi.

Prebiotics: Prebiotic foods can help feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Foods like bananas, onions, garlic, asparagus, and oats are excellent sources of prebiotics.

A supercharged prebiotic and probiotic blend: Love Your Gut Synbiotic combines all the best prebiotics and probiotics with digestive enzymes and dietary fibre for an all-in-one gut food.

Be Cautious with Street Food: While trying local street food can be an exciting part of the travel experience, be mindful of food safety. Choose vendors with good hygiene practices and opt for freshly cooked dishes to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Wash Hands Frequently: Proper hand hygiene is essential to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or handling food.

Avoid Drinking Tap Water: In many destinations, tap water may not be safe to drink. Stick to bottled water or use a water purifier to ensure you stay hydrated without ingesting harmful bacteria or parasites.

We recommend adding Love Your Gut fulvic humic drops to your bottled water. It is one of the richest sources of electrolytes and aids recovery. It doesn’t add any flavour, just good nutrients.

Manage Stress: Traveling can be stressful, and stress can negatively affect your gut health. Practice relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, or yoga to manage stress levels.

Stay Active: Engage in regular physical activity during your trip. Going for a walk, hiking, or doing light exercises can aid digestion and keep your gut healthy.

Plan for Jet Lag: If you're crossing time zones, jet lag can disrupt your normal eating and sleeping patterns, impacting your gut health. Gradually adjust your eating and sleeping schedules to align with the new time zone.

Remember that everyone's digestive system is different, so it's essential to pay attention to how your body responds during your travels. If you experience persistent digestive issues or symptoms, it's advisable to seek medical attention. Additionally, consult with a healthcare professional or travel medicine specialist before your trip, especially if you have any pre-existing gastrointestinal conditions or concerns.

Most of all, have fun and safe travels!


The Supercharge Your Gut Team

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