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How to Keep Your Cholesterol Under Control When Traveling

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Being on the go makes it hard for anyone to keep up with a healthy lifestyle, but just because you’re not on your regular routine doesn’t mean you can’t stay on target towards good health.

Cholesterol is one of the most difficult things to control when fast food, gas station snacks, and coffee shop baked goods are just a stop away. While these salty, sugary, or fatty foods may be easy for a long commute or trip, they’re no good for keeping cholesterol in check.

HDL (or “good” cholesterol) is needed to help process and remove LDL (“bad” cholesterol) from your body, so making sure you’re getting enough of the good stuff is essential at all times, especially when you’re running on all cylinders while traveling.

Here are some ways to keep your cholesterol under control when traveling:

Making sure to pack supplements will help you get the nutrients you need without having to scour gas station travel areas for fortified foods or vitamins. B vitamins are recommended to help control your cholesterol even when you’re indulging a bit more than usual, so keeping supplements on hand is a good idea.

You can pack enough supplements of niacin, known to help give good cholesterol a boost in the body, and B-12, which is used to help foster production of red blood cells, to get your through your trip.

Being able to manage your cholesterol means you have to keep both the good and bad in balance and instead of eating fish on the go, it’s much easier to take a fish oil capsule. Cod liver oil capsules, made by Nordic Naturals, provide the natural oil you need.

Additionally, you should also consider packing antioxidant supplements, like Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Antioxidants if you’re not able to eat enough raw vegetables to provide you with the nutrition you need.

Packing raw vegetables and fruit in a small, soft-sided cooler is one way to keep cholesterol balanced by controlling what kinds of snacks you’re eating. A pre-packed snack bag can stop the urges to buy unhealthy food from a gas station.

When it comes to missing out on your regularly scheduled fitness plan, you don’t have to allocate specific time for working out – just incorporate extra steps and walking into your day while you’re out and about.

In the end, one trip is not going to ruin a regularly followed health routine. So, if you’re proactive on a daily basis and make some of these small changes to your on-the-road routine, you won’t have to stress out while you’re traveling!

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Save your skin: You are what you eat

Nutrition plays a key role in skin health,

We’ve heard of problem skin being treated with everything from salicylic acid to antibiotics. But yogurt and blueberries, flaxseed and salmon?

Meagen McCusker, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center says It’s really true that you are what you eat, adding that the condition of your skin often tells a story about your overall health and well-being.

The first food that is recommended to avoid to save your skin are sugars.Not only can sugar cause inflammations in the body, but it also adversely affects cell membranes and by extension can break down collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that helps make the skin elastic.

In addition of changing your diet by eliminating sugars and other foods, you probably know that probiotics are good for digestive health. But, did you know there are special probiotics that live on and in your skin? These beneficial bacteria help the skin maintain its barrier function and keep dermal cells healthy.

Many common facial cleansers and skincare products can disrupt the balance of these friendly bacteria. Dr. Ohhira’s skin care line provides probiotic and prebiotic nutrients to help rejuvenate and support the balanced micro-ecology needed for healthy skin. The botanical extracts provide powerful antioxidant effects, too.

We recommend these two products from Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

1- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar Kampuku soap

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar merges the revitalizing power of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a clarifying, balancing, and rejuvenating beauty bar gentle enough for the entire family.


Crafted from 14 natural plant extracts, Kampuku provides chemical-free moisturizing, probiotic support, and natural deodorant benefits. This gentle but effective beauty bar is suitable for daily use on all skin types, especially very sensitive skin. Honored with the ‘Best of Beauty’ Award by Better Nutrition Magazine, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar promotes and maintains supple, radiant-looking skin… naturally!


2- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion

Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr Ohhira Probiotics Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion merges the revitalizing powers of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a superior moisturizing and rejuvenating experience. This exclusive formula, created by award-winning microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, melds probiotic and prebiotic nutrients along with wild plant and fruit extracts. The proprietary blend supports the balanced ecology necessary for healthy skin.


Your skin easily absorbs the natural ingredients, which are carried by the traditional skin-friendly Japanese Magoroku (equine oil). Modern science now confirms that Dr. Ohhira’s Magoroku oil contains alpha-linolenic acids and linoleic acids that cannot be produced in the body.

The Magoroku skin lotion is a soothing lotion ideal for daily use on very dry and sensitive skin. It may be applied as often as needed on face and body, wherever dry skin is an issue. Used regularly, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion promotes and maintains healthy, radiant-looking skin.

Editors note: some content of this article was written by Gabriella Boston from the Washington post and we added more information about the probiotics which we are specialists in this topic.

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