Instead of picking up unhealthy food and drink on the road, how about healthy binging on the road as an alternative?
Diet Tips For The Road
Here are some food tips that you can use before you start out, or binge on, while stuck on the road!
Strawberries, orange, guava and pineapple have Vitamin C and help fight against stress. The nutrients present in them help reduce fatigue. Bananas, rich in tryptophan, contain a type of protein that is converted to serotonin. In addition, they are loaded with Vitamin B and other nutrients such as potassium that work wonders to combat anxiety levels.
Beans and peas are good foods to fight against stress because they contain high levels of tryptophan. This amino acid helps in the formation of serotonin, a substance that induces a sense of well-being and happiness.
Grains such as oats and brown rice are rich in lean protein, vitamin B complex, amino acids and essential vitamins – all of which help combat stress and help stay focused and balanced.
Milk too has a calming effect on the body. Lactium, a protein found in milk helps reduce levels of cortisol (stress hormone).
Almond is known to be a superfood for the brain. They are rich with antioxidants and are known to relax the muscles and reduce stress.
For relief from the side effects of too much driving, like, back pain, knee pain or over exertion, you can also apply herbal Muscle Release Oil that helps detox and relieve the pain.
Reference: Ayurveda Simplified By Dr. Nisha Manikantan, Founder Director, Sri Sri Ayurveda.