Keep constipation, bloating at bay while travelling

Wednesday 15th June 2022 07:44 EDT

Travelling is a great way to rejuvenate and unwind yourself, but it might turn into a nightmare for people who often complain of nausea and constipation while travelling. Constipation is a common issue faced by many travellers as there is a change in food, water and sleeping time, apart from several other factors.

But, don’t let this ruin your travel plans; just follow these simple tips by Ayurvedic expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar if you feel bloated, constipated or discomfort in the abdomen when you are travelling.

Stay hydrated

She said, “You don’t have to drink plenty of water, just have enough.” She suggested drinking at least five glasses of water when you are travelling to a cold place and seven to eight glasses when you are exploring a hot place.

It is necessary to keep yourself physically active to avoid constipation and bloating. “Practise Sukshma Vyayama/Yoga and Pranayamas every morning for at least 30 minutes. If possible, walk for 5,000 steps/day,” the expert suggested.

To pass bowels easily, sip on one glass of warm water, either first thing in the morning or/and during bedtime. “Begin your morning with green tea instead of bread or anything deep-fried.”

It’s common tendency to devour unhealthy, fried food items while travelling. But, to keep yourself healthy, “have laxative fruits like banana, papaya and local fruits available at the place”.

*Have a light breakfast and make sure you don’t eat maida products. *Have moderate/heavy food for lunch and if possible, include buttermilk in your meal. *Have super light and early dinner. According to the expert, rice-based food or different soups are best for dinner.

Carry digestive pills

“Pudina Vati, Amla Candy, Hajmola and Hing Vati are the best Ayurvedic digestives,” she suggested, gulp them whenever you feel bloated or heavy. Take one tsp of ghee with warm water in the morning or at night.

Ayurvedic herbs

If following the above-mentioned tip doesn’t give you any relief, carry Triphala churna or tablets for mild constipation and haritaki/harde tablet or churna for severe constipation.

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