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Foods and Herbs that can fit in a business bag

  1. Proteinis a big help in balancing stress- lean (organic/high quality) meats, plant protein sources (beans and beans products) and high quality protein powder (without additional flavoring and sugar). A company that produces the highest quality protein from milk whey is NutriHarmony. (you can order NutriHarmony products through nutrilligence). Any other high quality protein powder will do the job as well.
  2. Omega 3 and 6-EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acid’s)- Oil from fish contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); both are omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil help balance omega-6 fatty acids, which are found mostly in vegetable oils. When these two groups of fatty acids are out of balance, the body releases chemicals that promote inflammation. One of the most important EFA’s functions is to modulate the immune system and help body to recover from travel exhaustion. These fatty acids are found in salmon, mackerel, haring, sardines, anchovies, flex seeds, and many good quality supplements.
  3. Nutritional Yeast- an excellent food supplement for balancing stress and energy levels. Also, an excellent source of protein (52%). Containing essential amino acids, rich in vitamins (especially in B-complex), and folic acid. Suggested serving size is 2 heaping tablespoons per travel-day. Mix it with water or juice and drink or sprinkle it over anything you eat for additional nutritional boost.
  4. Vitamin C- excellent in balancing the immune system and stress. You can consume it through high quality supplements (available in any natural food shop) or food. Make sure that the food you order has some red peppers (high in Vit. C), green vegetables, or citrus fruits (every morning and before every trip have a cup of worm water with ˝ lemon juice).
  5. Chlorella- Natural Antioxidant Phytonutrient Source. Excellent chlorophyll source that brings oxygen to your brain and muscles. Chlorella is one of nature's true "superfoods". Among its many benefits, chlorella will help you detoxify from heavy metal build-up, normalize blood sugar and blood pressure, build your immune system, and improve your ability to focus. Available in any natural food stores. This is one of the “must have” supplements in your computer bag. Drink it with water or juice once/day while on the road. Other chlorophyll rich foods are spirulina, wheat and barley grass juice, Green Magma, and any other dark green leafy vegetables.
  6. Valerian- one of the best herbs for calming: physical and mental levels - from relieving headaches to relaxing the entire body. It stops severe stomach, intestinal and menstrual cramping, and reduces nervousness and depression. It is available in any natural food store and it could be a very valuable travel companion for those moments when need quick natural help.
  7. Nettles- provide chlorophyll and tannin, and they're a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and B complex vitamins. Nettles also have high levels of easily absorbable amino acids. They're ten percent protein, more than any other vegetable. Nettles tea (very easy to prepare) could be prepared ahead of time and placed in small container as one of the most nourishing drinks of all. Whenever you feel run down, tired, or even irritable have a sip of nettles tea and enjoy incredible energy and immune system balancing power.
  8. Passion Flower- Recent studies pointed to the flavonoids in passion flower as the primary constituents responsible for its relaxing and anti-anxiety effects. It’s currently used as a mild sedative. The recommended intake of the dried herb is 4–8 grams per day or you could make tea out of 0.5 gram of dry herb (steeping in the hot water for ten minutes) and take it with you on the trip.
  9. Ginger- an excellent herb for battling cardiovascular diseases, especially due to its ability to help prevent blood clotting. An alternative to aspirin for people who can not take aspirin. Ginger relieves motion sickness and nausea so it’s the perfect candidate for your computer bag.
  10. Chamomile- Chamomile tea according to Germany's Commission E authorizes the use of topical chamomile preparations for a variety of skin and mouth diseases. It is also said to reduce mild tension and stress and to aid indigestion. Chamomile tea is widely available across the US. So, do yourself a favor and order chamomile tea if available in your hotel, restaurant or airport.
  11. Multi Vitamin- Each day you must provide your cells with essential nutrients for their proper function and damage repair caused by daily attacks of free radicals. You simply cannot eat enough nutrient-reach food while traveling. So, take one-a-day-multi-vitamin pill to provide you with basic nutritional benefits. Of course you want to use high quality supplement that are bioavailable for your digestion system without hard to digest fillers such as those by: Metagenics, Karuna, NutriHarmony, Standard Process, Tyler, Solgar.
  12. Green Tea- People have been drinking green tea for thousands of years which makes it one of the oldest teas in the world. Green tea contains high levels of substances called polyphenols, known to possess strong antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antitumorigenic, antibiotic properties and even preventing liver disease. These days, green is widely offered in stores, delis, restaurants and even airports. Have a couple of bags of organic green tea always stashed in your travel suitcase.

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