Alongside the suncream, swimwear and latest summer read, it’s worth taking a moment to consider what you’ll be packing to keep your health in tip top shape whilst you’re away from home this summer.
Tummy troubles and digestive complaints are often the number one holiday health complaint – changes in food, water, temperature and an increase in eating out can all play havoc with our digestive systems so these are the primary issues to cover with a natural first aid kit.
Here’s some easily portable natural helpers which you’ll find invaluable to support a balanced digestion so you can relax and enjoy a happy and healthy holiday:
• Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast which has been shown to support a healthy balance of flora in the gut. It is reported to be particularly useful for flushing out unwanted pathogenic organisms such as E. coli and salmonella and its active constituents are unlikely to be affected during travel so is a great natural product to take away with you.
• Synergistically blended mix of glutamine, pre and probiotics, vitamins and minerals delivered in a powder formula is an ideal formulation for comprehensive and targeted digestive support whilst on holiday. Individual sachets make it easily portable and convenient whilst away.
• Pureed papaya has been traditionally used for centuries as an effective digestive support. Papaya is rich in the protein-digesting enzyme papain, has been shown to be helpful in regulating bowel movements and has anti bacterial activity too. Individual stick packs that don’t need to be kept in the fridge are ideal for travelling with.