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5 Must Pack Foods For Healthy Travelling

Travelling isn’t an excuse to eat poorly. As Benjamin Franklin said: ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’ Your body will thank you for treating it right, your mind will thank you for clear energy and clarity that comes with eating well, and your wallet will thank you too for being prepared. I also recommend finding a hotel or rental to stay in that has access to at least a mini fridge.

Lemons or Limes: One of the best things you can do for your body is to drink fresh lime or lemon water. Everyone (especially me) talks about the benefits and deliciousness of lemon water, but what about lime water? First of all, it tastes great. My personal favorite recipe for an uplifting, invigorating limeade is 16 oz of water, juice from 1/2 a lime, and 2 tsp of stevia, mixed well. Be careful though, not all stevia brands are created equal. Some of the conventional brands have sneaky ingredients. Stevia is a green leaf (looks like mint) and you want a brand that only includes the plant, without other sneaky sugar subs or sugar alcohols. I personally love and trust the SweetLeaf brand because they are organic, don’t use any alcohol in their distillation process, and don’t have any sneaky ingredients that will irritate your gut. Btw, for those who will ask what’s better, limes or lemons, the answer is they are both awesome. Use them both, they are pretty similar. Lemons pack a bit more vitamin C, while limes pack a bit more vitamin A and calcium. Enjoy.

Avocado: Avocados are easy to pack and pack a whole lot of healthy fat. They are great alongside any meal, or as a snack.

Boiled Eggs: Boiled eggs are great for traveling because they are easy to pack and they pack a powerhouse of nutrition.

Fruit and veggies with peels such as bananas, oranges, cucumbers, carrots are a great thing to pack as they won’t go bad. They are loaded with vitamins, enzymes, and fiber.

Ginger: One of the easiest, cheapest, and most powerful ways to benefit your body: fresh ginger root. Awesome for your tummy, your overall digestion, your immune system, your sinuses, and so much more.

O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship. (Qur’an 2:172)

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9 Comments

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    Ryan Biddulph
    May 5, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Glory these are fine foods! Me and my wife love avocados. Writing these words as I eat a coffee cake here at the airport in Bangkok LOL. Really though, I went vegetarian for the last month in Chiang Mai. Lots of fruits too. Today was a treat day. How you fuel your body makes a huge impact on how much you enjoy your travels. Super tips and wonderful blog.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 8, 2017 at 7:11 PM

      Thanks Ryan, watching what we put into our bodies especially during our travels is vital since we tend to over eat while on holiday. What are some of your to go foods?

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    Fatima
    May 21, 2017 at 11:13 PM

    That’s indeed a great and helpful list to consider when travelling. I always carry water and some fruits. You never know when you start feeling hungry and that has a negative impact on the level of energy.

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    Milton Coyne
    May 22, 2017 at 3:42 AM

    I used to travel a lot but it was a shame that I never bring any of this with my journey haha.. I used to bring water and snack bars though .. i love how the items you listed are extremely beneficial and I might consider bringing them in my future travels.. thanks for sharing it with us

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    kathryn Maher
    May 22, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Loving your food tips and your positive demeanour. I need to up my game when it comes to making an effort and using more natural foods that are easily available to me but will benefit my body . Especially ginger as I suffer from IBS. If you ever do a post on recipes using ginger that would be great.

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    Samantha Carraro
    May 22, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    I never know what to bring with me when I travel or when I go to university and need a snack, so thank you for sharing these! I think I’d opt for some fruit 🙂

    Samantha | https://samanthacarraro.wordpress.com/

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    Ana De- Jesus
    May 22, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    I have ginger regularly as I have problems with nausea and I find that it really helps me out. I love limes too, what a great recipe for limeade x

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 22, 2017 at 6:56 PM

      Peppermint tea is really great for upset stomachs and nausea too.

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    Dreammerin
    May 24, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Your food tips are great! I always carry water when i travel. Fresh ginger roots are so important <3 Thanks for keeping us updated!

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