Planning a holiday to escape the cold New Zealand winter? Avoid getting sick when you travel by boosting your immune system before you leave!
The last thing you want when you’re going away on holiday is to get sick before you even arrive! Unfortunately the stress that travel (especially long haul) has on your body can often weaken your immune system and increase the chances of you getting sick. The heavy air conditioning on planes is a surefire way to spread germs around from passenger to passenger – so making sure you take care of your body and your immunity in the days and weeks leading up to your trip is really important if you want to be in great health and ready to enjoy your time away!
Boost Immunity Before You Leave
Having a strong immune system is the #1 thing that will help to protect you from getting sick – especially on planes where it is difficult to avoid being surrounded by other people who may also be sick. Luckily, there are a few things we can do to boost our immune system and give us the best chance to fight off coughs and colds so we can enjoy our holiday!
Probiotics are good bacteria that populate inside your gut to restore balance. Research has shown that up to 80% of our immune system is linked to our gut, so looking after your gut health will significantly boost your overall immunity! Be careful when choosing a probiotic, as some are much better than others. The probiotic in our Plant Power Protein is temperature and acid resistant, meaning it can be stored at room temperature (not in the fridge), and will not be damaged by your stomach acid during digestion.
Supplement With Vitamin D
Winter in NZ usually means not a lot of sunshine, or at least not a lot of time spend outside enjoying it! This lack of sun exposure can mean our Vitamin D levels drop significantly. Vitamin D is an important nutrient that influences our immunity, so making sure you have healthy levels over winter will help to reduce the likelihood of you catching any sicknesses. Taking a daily vitamin D supplement is a great way to maintain balanced levels throughout the entire year. Our plant-based protein and our whey protein products contains 100% of the NZ adult RDI for vitamin D (200IU) per serving.
Our protein powders are perfect for both before you head away on holiday, and also for during your trip!
Maintaining healthy habits while you’re away will help you to feel your best and get the most out of your trip. You can pack your protein powder and shaker into your suitcase, and now you have a simple, healthy, convenient and tasty on-the-go snack or meal replacement! Keeping your probiotics and protein intake up while you’re away will have you feeling amazing the whole time!
Other Immunity Travel Tips!
What Else Can You Do To Boost Immunity?
- Eat Healthy Foods & Hydrate!
Nourishing your body with nutrient dense foods like fruits, veggies, wholegrains, and good protein sources will provide your body with all the fuel it needs to stay healthy and keep your energy levels high. You want to feel good while you’re away on holiday, that doesn’t mean eating less or dieting, but instead focusing on getting as many important nutrients from your food as possible! Drinking enough water will also help to keep you feeling fresh and energised – especially while you are on the plane!
- Vitamin C
If you follow the last tip and increase your fruit & veggie intake, you probably already have vitamin C covered, but even so – vitamin C is probably the most well known immune protective vitamin. You can obviously get plenty of vitamin C from your food, especially from citrus fruits, kiwifruit, capsicum and broccoli, but if you want to be extra proactive, you can find high-strength vitamin C supplements almost anywhere for an affordable price.