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Culinary Travel: Probiotics

Culinary Travel: Probiotics

Worried about diarrhea when traveling? Experiencing irregularity on the trail?  Feel better, many people struggle with these same issues, just like you!  Combat digestive problems with travel safe probiotics.

What are probiotics

For those unfamiliar with probiotics, they are live bacteria that may help neutralize irregularities in your digestive system.  According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” (1).

Found in cultures throughout the world, probiotics exist naturally in foods and drinks such as: yogurt, pickled cucumber, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh.

Bring your probiotics everywhere with non-perishable portable probiotic packs.  Researchers have found that 70% of your body’s immune cells live in your digestive tract. A probiotic might help balance your intestinal microflora by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Foodie traveling tips

Probiotic for travelers diarrhea

Coming in contact with common infectious bacterial agents can lead to sickness.  Many countries do not have strict food regulations. When food is ill prepared or mishandled, this gives “bad” bacteria a chance to thrive.

  • Take a broad spectrum probiotic 2 weeks before your trip
  • Continue taking a probiotic supplement during and after your travel

Our bodies contain natural “good” bacterias but adding digestive aids such as certain strains of probiotics can further assist in the breakdown of “bad” bacteria.

Eating street food

Have you often found yourself wanting to try local street foods, but shying away because you are afraid of the repercussions?  Probiotics can help provide extra digestive protection so you can be bold and experience local cuisines.

What is the best way to find local can’t-be-missed favorites? Simply ask! Food is a powerful communication tool, use it to connect with the natives. Ask taxi drivers, hotel concierge, tour guides, not just where to eat, but what to eat. Get their opinion on the best foods in the area and then ask where they go to find their favorite foods.

Culinary travel is about making smart decisions when eating out. Know what to eat and what to avoid with Culinary Travel: Street Food. We developed an adventure dining breakdown to help you make educated decisions when choosing where and what to eat when traveling. Don’t miss out on regional favorites; elevate your experience with authentic cuisines.

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