Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling - Part Two

Healthy meals while traveling are of particular importance. Your body undergoes stress when you are traveling because you on not on your regular schedule and you are exposed to things you normally wouldn't be or your body is not accustomed to such as toxins and chemicals. Here are some tips for traveling in a car on a road trip:
  • If room permits, bring a cooler or a cold pack to include as many healthy selections as possible and minimize eating out at restaurants which may likely not have the healthiest choices.
  • Choose items like raw cheese, raw nuts, boiled eggs that are pasture-raised, organic, pasture-raised meats (even jerky with little to no chemicals is now available), fresh fruits and vegetables that are good for traveling (salads, broccoli, celery, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, apples, pears, oranges), Ezekiel bread, almond butter, and raw butter or an organic fruit spread are all good choices. You can even bring spreads like hummus and salsa to eat on fresh vegetables. Cut up foods into small chunks for easy eating while on the road or when stops are made.
  • Make sure you include containers for eating in and on if you know what you are eating will need that sort of preparation such as bowls or small plates. Also include some cutting tools like knives and a few pieces of flatwear. If you want to clean your dishes, bring along some natural dish soap in a small container. If you use plastic, be sure to recycle.
  • Bring plenty of filtered water with you, as much as your vehicle will allow. Usually, you won't know the quality of bottled water, and most are contained in plastic, which leaches into your drink.
  • When you reach your destination, find local health food stores through the help of people you might be staying with, local recommendations, the Yellow Pages, or an Internet search.
  • When you are eating out, avoid as much as possible sweets and simple carbohydrates, alcoholic and sugary beverages, processed foods, and anything that might otherwise be suspect. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, and healthy proteins if available.
  • Always bring a good probiotic and digestive enzymes with you on a trip. These substances will greatly help reduce reactions to unknown bacteria from unfamiliar foods and other things you eat while traveling and help eliminate unwanted toxins and bacteria from your gut as well as help you absorb the foods you eat.
  • Continue taking any vitamin or other supplements to help maintain your body's defense against fatigue and illness. Make sure you are taking a good quality essential fatty acid supplement as well.
Following these tips will save you money and help ensure that your health survives your traveling experiences the best way possible.

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