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.
When you're eating for two, you're often twice as considerate of what you're putting in your body – and understandably so! So, when hunger hits, finding healthy pregnancy snacks that can tide you over anytime is super helpful.
Registered Dietitian Megan Wolf – who just so happened to be expecting at the time this video was filmed – sat down with us to give some quick tips on how to choose healthy pregnancy snacks, with a special focus on snacks you can take on the go. See for yourself, below.
Ah, refreshing citrus! There's nothing quite like it. Nor is there a fruit quite like the orange. Beyond being the star flavor of the Fiber d'Lish Orange Cranberry bar -- which just so happens to be our Flavor of the Month -- an orange can pack a nutritional punch that makes its mark in vitamins and nutrients. Our infographic below highlights some of the amazing health benefits of oranges.
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