5 easy travel tips by celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar to holiday like a healthy pro

Follow these easy tips to have a healthy travel

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, December 12, 2022, 04:39 PM IST
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They say a life well-travelled is a life well lived. Some travel for fun, some for work and some to run away from the monotony of life and now that we are wrapping up 2022, it's time for the mandatory holiday trip. And while it is important to pack your bags and head to your dream destination, it is important to have our health in check and not come back with a few kilos of calories or low immunity. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shares five easy-to-follow tips while traveling during this holiday season to travel like a healthy pro.

Meal before you fly:

Eat a wholesome meal before you board the flight—irrespective of whether you are going home or away” says Rujuta Diwekar. Help your gut!  “Before you take a cab or train from the airport, pick up a yogurt, kefir or home-set curd to revive the gut ecosystem, lest the pressurised cabins or the travel stress gets to it. A natural source of vitamin B12, this will give you both the mental calm and the physical energy to find your way to the hotel or home post the journey.”

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate:

“Drink up—but not the booze. Flights are dehydrating and the last thing you want to do is something that further dehydrates you. So not just booze, say no to the colas and packaged juices too,” states Rujuta.

Give it a break:

On arrival at your destination, eat easy on reaching. Eat when you are at your destination, but spare a thought for the sluggish intestines. Fresh fruit, vegetables cooked with the right amount of spices and grains like rice and sorghum are easy to digest and will leave you feeling light. Also after partying hard when on vacation, go slow, especially at the speed with which you chomp down your food. You are dehydrated and that is going to slow down your digestion. Eating less than usual but taking double the time to do so is the best way to prevent digestion problems. It takes time to learn to eat slow, but there’s a flat stomach, smooth motions and glowing face at the end of it.

Take a walk:

Walk and ditch the escalators and lifts on landing. Not only will you win some envious stares, but your legs will thank you in the time to come. Sitting for long hours, whether in business, economy or yeah, premium economy, is dreadful for the legs.

A hot shower:

Hot water bath—this is an Eastern hack for the world-weary. Not everyone can meditate, but everyone can have a bucket bath with hot water and crystals of salt. Ayurveda believes that salt belongs to the earth principle and can help one feel grounded.

The nutritionist shared her views in her audio book Eating in the Age of Dieting available on Audible.

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