Travelling is all about having a great time, about creating beautiful memories, about discovering the world. So being healthy and full of energy when travelling is a must in order to enjoy my holidays to the fullest.
I am not a freak in ensuring I eat only organic, or so called ‘clean’ foods when I’m travelling but I am conscious that how I treat my body will matter in how the body will treat me. So, I try to take some bits and bobs in my baggage in order to keep my gut happy, my cells lively and my skin healthy.
First on the list is the herbal tea. I’m a huge fan of herbal teas, not only because they can have health benefits, but they also taste great (if you know which ones to choose). I love tea’s endless flavours and two of my favourite teas that I take on my travels are: Pukka Revitalise (with cardamom, cinnamon and ginger) and Neal’s Yard Organic Refreshing Tea (‘a great tasting refreshing blend which helps renew flagging energy levels and revive a tired mind. Uplifting, antioxidant-rich green tea is combined with soothing peppermint and energising liquorice’.)
Supplements are a must have in my travel bag. When travelling I like to eat local food and try new dishes, so I need to ensure my digestion runs smoothly. That’s why a beneficial bacteria supplement is always in my bag*. I also take some digestive enzymes just in case my tummy needs a bit of extra support in digesting the food. Another supplement I ensure is in my bag is Vitamin C 1000 mg to help keep any viruses at bay. Ideally, vitamin C needs to be taken in small amounts throughout the day and night because it is rapidly lost from the body, that’s why I take a time release formula.
* unless I know I have to carry the labelled package for each supplement due to Customs requirements, I keep all supplements in a small glass pot. I only take the number of capsules/tables required for the duration of my holiday as I like to travel as light as possible.
Healthy snacks: some dried fruit, nuts and/or seeds are perfect to take when travelling. They are nourishing, they keep you full for a while, and they are handy whenever you need them. Depending on the length of stay, I either take then in a food container or I put them in a few zip-lock bags.
My stainless-steel water bottle is another must have. When travelling I never drink tap water (not that I do when I’m at home either) and one of the first things I buy on my arrival in a new place is a big water bottle that I can then use to fill my own bottle a few times. And if I can find a lemon (or lime) so that I can add a slice to my water, that’s even better.
And the last but not the least are my natural skin care products: my current favourite ones are from REN, Dr Bronner’s Soap, Neal’s Yard and a Romanian brand that I love – Gerovital.
Happy travelling everyone! x