Your Summer Holiday Survival Kit

Your Summer Holiday Survival Kit

Author -  Good Health

Supporting Digestion

For your body to break down food properly, it needs sufficient digestive enzymes. Different food groups require different types of enzymes and when you don’t produce enough, bloating, flatulence, burping or constipation can occur. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems are becoming increasingly common and figuring out exactly what your body struggles to process can take some time.

If you’re travelling or attending a lot of social events, it can also be really hard to monitor what you’re eating, but there are some natural ways that you can support your digestive system and enjoy the summer festivities without discomfort.

Drinking 1–2 litres of water a day is a good start. Your body needs water to digest food and a large percentage of us are often dehydrated. Eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes and whole grains can really help to.

Sometimes a natural supplement can be beneficial as well. Good Health Natural Digestion contains vegetarian-friendly digestive enzymes, which help the body digest commonly problematic foods including protein, milk, wheat, grain, breads and fibre. If constipation is an issue, Mg Lax can help to settle your stomach. It contains natural herbs as well as magnesium oxide, which helps to draw water into the bowel, softening the stool and making it easier to pass.

Looking After Your Liver

Often we attend more social events in summer – the sunshine makes for perfect BBQ conditions and drinking goes hand in hand with the setting. Drinking more alcohol means that your liver has to work a lot harder than usual. Normally this amazing organ is busy metabolising food but when we add alcohol to the mix, it tries to break down and eliminate it first, which means that all its other jobs get put on hold. There are some great natural herbs such as milk thistle, globe artichoke, dandelion root and taurine, an amino acid that help to support your liver function. Liver tonic 17500™ combines all of these as well as a few other goodies and is great to have in your survival kit over summer. 

Aloe Liv is another great one to keep on hand. Containing both milk thistle and aloe vera, it soothes the effects of liver issues, such as bloating, irregular bowel movements, an acidic stomach, heart burn and even queasiness.

Some people find detoxing helpful after the silly season. Good Health’s Body Cleanse™ can be done as a one-week rapid detox or over a month for a more gentle approach. Its natural ingredients promote healthy liver function and detoxification, while supporting regular bowel function too. Find out more about detoxing here

Getting the Nutrients You Need

If you’re eating patterns are disrupted by eating out more or travelling and you’re worried you might be missing out on some key nutrients from your diet, help is on hand. Spirulina is an incredible superfood that is so jam-packed with nutrients, it’s been said if it was the only food left on the planet, we would be able to live off it alone. You can take this nutritional supplement as a tablet or add a scoop of powder to your smoothie. It’s a great pick-me-up for your body until you get your routine back on track. 

Managing Your Weight

It’s ok to loosen the reins on your lifestyle once in a while and summer brings the impulse to over-indulge out in most of us. If you are finding it difficult to get your healthy eating habits back to what they were, don’t beat yourself up about it. We’ve got some tips to get you back on track here. Some people find that natural supplements can help gain control over the cravings that are derailing their efforts. Garcinia Cambogia 9000 Plus or if you have tried Garcinia and it hasn’t worked for you, Synetrim Slim may be worth trying, both help to manage your overall appetite and cravings. In addition, Sugar Stop can be particularly helpful if you have a sweet tooth and you’re struggling to stay away from those sweet treats.

We have a small window to really make the most of summer and preparing and supporting your body to cope with the change in lifestyle can make it all the more enjoyable. Create your own summer holiday survival kit and make the most of summer 2017!

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