Here are a few tips, when traveling with whole food supplements to stay healthy away from your kitchen. This holiday, I will be taking my Perfect Supplements sample pack, which I was lucky enough to get sent for free to try.
1. Include Probiotics.
In the past, I’ve used Orac-Engery Greens, which I really like mixed into smoothies or coconut water, but the probiotics found in the Orac-Energy Greens are a supplement, not a fermented whole food. That’s why I was really excited to try the fermented kale powder. There are a lot of benefits to choosing fermented food over a supplement. This includes getting a more diverse range of healthy bacteria. The fermentation process also helps predigest the food, making it more bioavailable. So you will be getting even more benefits from consuming this kale! Plus, eating fermented kale isn’t fun. I’ve actually made it once, and since kale is bitter, and fermenting food sours it, the combo of bitter and sour doesn’t taste good. If you want to consume fermented kale, I recommend sticking with the whole food powder by Perfect Supplements.
2. Get Some Seaweed.
I’ve brought sheets of nori on trips before, and the Orac-Energy Greens has a nice mix of spirulina and chlorella. I wanted to take with me on my trip some ocean greens, to combine with my fermented kale greens to make my own green powder mix. I love chlorella. I have an article about Chlorella and Pain Relief that talks about how helpful the detox benefits are for a person in chronic pain. Perfect Supplements sells a broken cell wall chlorella supplement that is organic, vegan, fairly traded, and contains no added fillers or additives.
3. Include some Protein.
I know protein is a sensitive and controversial topic for a lot of people. So I’m going to give your some options. If you’re vegan take a high quality protein powder. When I was vegan I used Opti-Cleanse GHI by Xymogen. It tastes awful, but was recommended to me by an Integrative Doctor after blood work. It doesn’t contain, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Judging by taste, I’m not sure there are natural sweeteners either, but the supplements used are of a really high quality. For my paleo people, you can take some Collagen Hydrolysate or Gelatin from Great Lakes, or you can take some grass-fed Desiccated Liver from Perfect Supplements. Or take both with you for even more health benefits.
Have a safe and healthy trip!