5 FOOD TO TAKE ON THE ROAD

When traveling, it’s easy, don’t worry too much about what you eat. If you are not careful it is easy to start eating too much junk food and too many sweets. This is not good for our body.Even if the journey is short, I don’t find it justified to eat in a reckless and unhealthy way. Short or long to eat well while traveling means to feel good, have more energy and be able to better enjoy the experiences.

With this article I would like to recommend 5 foods that can help our body withstand the stress of a change of diet and the continuous movement and physical effort. Some are easy to find in the world a little less. The important thing is that they help us maintain a balanced diet by compensating for the food shortages faced during a trip. The consumption of these foods alone does not improve nutrition, but they are excellent snacks and essential nutrient supplements. They are also easy to transport and store.


COCONUT OIL
It is now considered by the vast majority as a truly effective and healthy food supplement. I will not go into the specificity of this food, because on the net you can find dozens of information on its benefits and contraindications. Meanwhile, we can say that coconut oil remains in solid form below 20 ° C . If the temperature is higher, it is in liquid form. This feature does not facilitate transport especially in the warm areas of the planet.

Let’s start by saying that coconut oil has antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant properties and also contains vitamins and some trace minerals. Its main characteristic is that of strengthening the immune system, it promotes the absorption of mineral salts such as magnesium and calcium, helping to improve the contractility of muscles, strengthening the heart and bone structure. It protects the liver from toxins and alcohol and therefore also the kidneys and bladder.

It can also be used as a cream to improve the elasticity and hydration of the skin, of the lips around the eyes and also as a moisturizer for the hair.

How to use it:
On the web there are dozens and dozens of recipes on how to use it in the kitchen. One of the easiest ways to eat it on the go is to add a spoonful of coffee, tea, milk, fruit juice or yogurt. It just needs to be well mixed. The alternative is to ingest up to three teaspoons a day, to take advantage of its benefits. As already mentioned, it can be used as cocoa butter, face cream, etc.

GINGER
The main characteristics of ginger are anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, anti-emetic, anti-infective, antibacterial, against nausea and vertigo.

In fact, ginger is a valid ally of the heart, intestine, stomach and circulatory system thanks to its antibiotic properties.

It is often used as a food to prevent colds, flu, sore throats, headaches, coughs, relieves muscle and menstrual pain, prevents inflammation and arthritic pain. It improves the circulation, thinning the blood and accelerating the metabolism and when it is cold it helps to stay warm . The benefits of ginger are really many, and it is an easy food to transport.

How to use it:
The best way to eat it on the go is to chew a piece of fresh ginger, or add it to tea or herbal tea, soups, broths, or pasta. On the net you can find hundreds of recipes for all tastes.

OIL SEEDS
They are foods that are often forgotten, but in general they have enormous properties and benefits. Traveling they are easy to transport, comfortable for quick snacks and can be found quite easily in almost all parts of the world. Furthermore, being rich in nutrients, they help keep the body balanced. I tried to concentrate the information, just because for each of these categories there is a world of information.

Oil seeds: Large seeds
Hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews and pistachios are part of this category. In general, they are very powerful antioxidants and are rich in “good” mono saturated and polyunsaturated fats, mineral salts such as potassium phosphorus calcium and vitamins.
As an alternative there is oilseed butter, such as peanut butter, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, etc … these foods can be used for cooking or simply spread on bread.

Oil seeds: small seeds
Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds belong to this category. They are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, trace elements such as selenium, zinc and copper. Good omega 3 and omega 6 fats, mineral salts such as magnesium, potassium and iron.

They strengthen the heart and bones, improve the well-being of the intestine if there are no pathologies like diverticulitis.
Some of the oil seeds are easily found and can be eaten as a snack, others need to be processed.