Is wanderlust calling you? Are you ready to fly, fly away after this harsh winter? Well, check some countries off of your bucket list, get your body in some sun and wiggle your toes in sand! Whether you travel for work or pleasure, it’s always a challenge to stay healthy or god forbid, ward off a wicked case of food poisoning.
Traveling exposes us to a variety of opportunities that can compromise our immune and digestive systems while increasing the likelihood of not quite feeling our best.
Here are 6 travel must-haves to stay healthy while traveling.
1. Digestive tea
I always take digestive tea bags with me for any unfortunate digestive distress issues I might encounter as I travel. They have been a lifesaver as I often over-indulge on the local cuisine.
Taking probiotics will help maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria, keeping the digestive system in tip-top shape.
3. Ginger chews
Ginger gets the gold star for the mama of all cures. With its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties you definitely need this while traveling. Ginger is a master cure for nausea, migraines, digestion, aches, pains and even congestion.
4. Activated charcoal
Charcoal gives relief to food poisoning, stomach bugs, gas, bloating and diarrhea. It reduces toxicity by adsorbing chemicals in the colon. Make sure to take with lots of water.
5. Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass oil in your soap or body lotion acts as a natural insect repellent. With its pleasing aroma and overall effectiveness, lemongrass oil is the most popular of all natural insect repellents. Lemongrass oil, which is closely related to citronella, repels a greater variety of pests.
6. Rescue remedy
Whether your flight is delayed, you missed your connecting flight, or you lose your luggage, Rescue Remedy helps me keep my anxiety at bay. Developed by Dr. Edward Bach, Rescue Remedy is a blend of flower essences that does wonders for your nerves when deep breathing doesn’t cut it. A few drops of Rescue Remedy under the tongue bring a ruffled traveler a newfound sense of calm.