The Gut-Immune System Connection: Boosting Your Immunity Naturally while Traveling
If there's one thing we ALL look forward to, it's traveling to new places!! But as much as we love exploring the world and taking some well-needed R&R, it is also ESSENTIAL to take care of our health, especially if we're on the move.
Did you know that your gut and immune system have a VERY unique connection? As you will see, we will unravel the secrets of the gut-immune system connection and discover how to naturally boost your immunity while on vacay!
Gut Feeling: Your Immune System's Secret Sidekick
You might wonder how your gut and immune system are connected. Well, here's the tea!
Your gut houses TRILLIONS of bacteria, both good and bad, which forms the gut microbiome. It turns out that the microbiome plays a vital role in supporting your immune system. A healthy balance of good and bad gut bacteria can strengthen your defenses against pesky invaders!
In addition, immune cells in the gut interact with the bacteria in your gut. These immune cells secrete antibodies, which help protect against nasty invaders to keep your body healthy while exploring new places!
Happy Gut = Happy Travel
So, how can you keep your gut and immune system on track while away from home? Here are some tips that we have up our sleeve:
- Probiotics– these gut-loving bacteria are like tiny superheroes for your gut. Including probiotic-rich foods like yogurt in your travel diet can help maintain a happy gut to bolster your immune system.
The Booster is our probiotic of choice here because not only does it support your gut bugs and immune system, it also helps to prevent traveler’s diarrhea. (Yes, please!).
- Hydration– staying hydrated is essential when you're on the go. Drinking plenty of water keeps your gut lubricated and aids in the smooth functioning of your immune system too.
Always keep a water bottle on hand, especially if you’re relaxing by the beach or getting your steps in downtown!
Prone to constipation when you’re away from home? Take 1 scoop of The Miracle Worker at night to keep things moving as they should.
- Fiber: Don't underestimate the power of fiber! Foods like fruits, veggies, and whole grains contain LOTS of fiber, which help aid in digestion and keep you pooping regularly.
Try to add at least a little bit of fruits and veggies to your plate at each meal to keep your gut happy and healthy!
- Sleep: Sleep is absolutely CRUCIAL for your gut and immune system to regenerate and reset for the day ahead! If you’re sleep-deprived, you could unfortunately be more susceptible to picking up a nasty bug while on vacation and potentially bringing it home.
Remember, if there’s anything that you can do to support your gut health on vacation, then it can ALSO benefit your immune system too!
Supplements For Traveling? It’s a Yes From Us!
We LOVE using supplements to better our health along with a healthy and balanced lifestyle! Here at GutPersonal, we have lots of AMAZING things that we do to keep our gut and immune system happy while we’re on the go, including defender vitamins!
For example, an incredible immune supplement that we love is The Defender! It is SUCH a travel necessity for immune support, as it contains a powerful blend of key nutrients and botanical extracts which have been shown to provide a defender immunity boost!
Specifically, The Defender works to stop sicknesses at the source to keep you and your family healthy!
We hope you and your family have a GREAT time if you decide to travel this summer! Bon voyage and safe travels! :)