5 easy hacks to maintain your gut health while you are traveling

Published on: 13 June 2022, 17:24 pm IST

Travel can sometimes be stressful for your body, but following these simple tips can actually keep your gut healthy when you’re on the go.

Gurpreet Kaur
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Eating well and staying hydrated during travel can keep health issues at bay. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

We all have, at some point or the other, have heard that maintaining ‘gut health’ is extremely vital. But what does it exactly mean? Well, having good gut health means that the organs of your gastrointestinal tract, like the oesophagus, stomach and intestines, are working together effectively to digest food without discomfort. However, when you are travelling, sometimes the gut health goes for a toss.

It happens so because most times during travel, the normal, healthy diet is not available. We all tend to eat out more, including consuming more processed foods, which puts an overall stress on the digestive system. In such cases, the upset stomach or digestive issues might bring your fun trip to a screeching halt, leading to symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting.

But nobody really wants to spend their time in the washrooms dealing with digestive issues. So, if you wish to keep your gut healthy while travelling, get some cues from Ayurveda coach Dimple Jangda. In an Instagram video, she has shared some travel hacks that one should follow:

 

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1. Eat fruits

Whenever you are travelling, always have fruits for breakfast because it is a great way of investing in your gut microbes and also acclimatize to the local and the typographical region. Remember the thumb rules: Eat local, eat seasonal and live global.

Also, read: Improve your gut health with these doctor-recommended tricks

2. Consume fruit juices

You can have a lot of fruit juices when you are travelling because it is a great way of hydrating yourself and keeping your energy levels up.

3. Avoid raw salads

Do not eat raw salads when you are travelling to a new country because these are gut microbes that might irritate your gut lining. Instead, have fruits, which are easier to digest. In cases when you really want to have those veggies, always make sure to ask for steamed salads.

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Keep your gut health in check. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Limit your carbs

Limit your carbs for breakfast, and keep them for lunch. You can eat as much junk as you want for lunch, but remember to eat only 80 percent of your total appetite.

5. Stay hydrated

Have a lot of tender coconut water, or you can at least have two litres of water for sure. Keep a bottle of water in order to measure how much water you are having throughout the day. Make sure to not dehydrate your body at all.

So, go enjoy that holiday, relax and unwind while keeping your gut health intact.

Gurpreet Kaur Gurpreet Kaur

A lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life - from fashion to food and different cultures. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socializing with people or exploring different cities.

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