The last thing you want before/during/after your vacation is an unhealthy gut, trust us. Gut issues can happen to the best of us, but tummy trouble can be even more pronounced while on vacation. When we go on vacation, our normal routine is thrown off: we enter different time zones, eat richer, less-healthy foods, drink the local water or maybe more alcohol, and take fewer vitamins (or none at all!). Additionally, often times you are exposed to more bacteria, and different bacteria, than you are used too. This can wreak havoc on your gut, and lead to an upset stomach or diarrhea. And nobody wants to be out of commission with one of those annoying issues on vacation, not fun. We are going to outline some easy gut-health tips for you to follow to ensure your vacation is truly worry-free.
Before travelling, start regularly taking your probiotic supplement, if you have not already started. We find it helpful to invest in a pill organizer — that way you can load up each day’s vitamins and supplements in each of the little cubbies, then just throw this in your bag to take with you.
Another helpful tip is to watch what you eat and drink while on vacation. We are all for trying local cuisine, but don’t throw all caution to the wind. If you can watch your food being made, you know that the ingredients used are (most likely) fresh. Stopping by the salad bar, on the other hand, might not be a good idea because typically these foods are washed in local water and may sit out for hours on end.
Believe it or not, there are actually some foods you can consume on vacation that have anti-parasitic/anti-bacterial properties, and they may decrease your chances of getting sick. So if you can, load up on garlic, fresh lemon or lime juice, chili peppers, and wasabi1.
Also, it certainly helps to have a probiotic that does not require refrigeration because you never know if your hotel room will have one. We recommend trying Kyo-Dophilus® 9.
A daily serving of two capsules provides 6 billion CFUs of nine clinically proven probiotic strains. This is a great everyday probiotic to boost immunity and help maintain your body’s healthy gut function.
Click here for more information on this probiotic: https://bit.ly/2lLV1Et
Be safe, be smart, and enjoy your summer vacation!
This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.