Digestive Health Tips For Travelling

Don’t let Bloating, Constipation, or Heartburn Ruin your Holiday

Bloating, constipation, or heartburn are common digestive problems that many of you may experience from time to time. But some of you might only have digestive issues when you’re away from home.

This can happen because you eat food that you don’t normally eat at home, or just more food in general. Of course, it can be an excess of coffee, ice-cream, cakes, rich food, or alcohol. Or maybe you don’t drink enough water or get as much exercise like walking as you normally would.

If you feel bloated after breads, pasta, cakes or sweet treats you could benefit from taking digestive enzymes. Udo’s Choice have a travel size pack which is ideal for the short time you’ll be away. They’ll help you to digest the carbs, fats, and fibre in the food so that you’ll feel less bloated.

How to deal with heartburn

Heartburn is a real nuisance. This will cause a burning, scalding feeling in the chest and throat area. It can be made worse by almost any food, coffee, ice-cream, and alcohol, are common culprits. New Nordic Frutin a chewable tablet is a natural supplement that can ease the symptoms of heartburn. It contains natural fruit fibres which create a natural foam barrier on top of the stomach content. Essentially by putting a coating on top of the stomach it can stop the acid coming back up the throat and causing you the horrible burning sensation. You can relax and enjoy your meals in peace. It contains calcium and dandelion to support good digestion, in an ideal travel size. It has a mild mint flavour, are sugar free and vegan.

Silicol Gel is an ideal supplement which is used to offer relief of the burning sensation, it is also perfect for an upset stomach, bloating, and stomach pain. It is best taken away from food or other supplements.

Heartburn can sometimes be caused by low stomach acid. Other symptoms you might have would be bloating, gas and wind, and an inability to digest meat. If you have low stomach acid you might benefit from supplements that contain betaine but it would be best to have a chat with us first to make sure that you take the correct supplement.

Constipation what to do about that

Constipation could be helped by taking more water, a little bit of walking, and a microbiotic to top up your friendly bacteria. Many of you will have Udo's Choice Super 8, one of our most popular microbiotic supplements. You can take this with you. It will remain stable for five days out of the fridge and it reduces in strength after that at a very slow rate. Most of you will have a fridge you can pop it in when you arrive at your destination. There are many other probiotics and remedies to help support your digestive health while traveling check them out here.

Linda highly recommends Dr Stuarts Lax Plus Tea, she takes a cup or two at night time as required, she says that it works a treat for her. It tastes good too.

The importance of probiotics while traveling

When we travel, there's lots of factors that can upset our gut bacteria and cause illness. Nasty bacteria or intestinal viruses can be picked up whilst abroad, leading to upset tummies. In fact, up to 70% of travellers visiting countries with hotter climates like India, Mexico and Thailand experience tummy troubles whilst away.

Probiotics form a protective barrier over the mucous lining of the intestinal tract and protect against the entry of any pathogenic bacteria into the body via food or water. They can also support the body against E. Coli and will help during acute diarrhoea.

Don't forget to bring your Mosquito Repellent

If you experience any of these symptoms regularly it would be important to get to the root cause. There are many reasons why you have digestive problems. We can have a chat with you to help you figure out what you can do to help ease symptoms.

Oh, and don’t forget to take your Incognito mosquito repellent spray so you don’t become the meal!

Incognito skin-conditioning repellent provides protection against mosquitoes, midges, sandflies, horseflies, ticks and many more insects. Clinically tested to be highly effective for 4 hours. It is suitable for use in every country including tropical destinations. It is 100% natural and provides protection for up to 7 hours.

Don't let digestive problems ruin your holiday

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