So, you’re going on vacation – and we’re sure it’s well-deserved! Once you have your suitcase packed, your itinerary ready, and your cat-sitter hired, you’re just about ready for the time of your life. But there’s one more oft-overlooked thing you should consider: how to eat healthy on vacation, so you can make sure you’ll feel well enough to make the most of your plans!
When on vacation, people tend to eat differently than they usually do at home. Whether you’re eating out at restaurants with bigger portions, trying local cuisine with unfamiliar ingredients, or dining at times that aren’t in line with your usual daily schedule, vacation-eating can throw your body for a bit of a curve.
Since there’s nothing that can ruin plans quite like digestive issues, we want to provide you with some ways in which you can keep your digestion as regular as possible.
Here's someone you probably know: a friend, or a friend of a friend, who has gone on some kind of "detox" plan – maybe a 3-day juice cleanse or a 7-day restricted diet, or even a 1-day detox.
Here's something you definitely know: You should drink water. And eat fiber.
Here's something it might be good to know: While the evidence behind the effectiveness of detox diets is spotty or non-existent, the benefits of good hydration, coupled with a high-fiber diet, are well-established.
While many juice cleanses or “detox” plans preach the value of juicing as a way of cleansing the body, those plans most often miss out on including two of the most important natural cleaners your body can get: water and fiber.