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Introducing Good Food Mama – Finding Healthy Food Around the World
So who exactly is the Good Food Mama?
We are a collection of healthy travelers that started a website dedicated to finding healthy food options around the world.
While traveling, it can be difficult to find healthy food options that fit your dietary needs.
Good Food Mama wants to help you find those options!
We will be providing blog posts with the following information:
- The best places to find healthy food in each destination we cover
- Tips and tricks for eating healthy while traveling
- Recipes for familiar and unfamiliar healthy dishes from all over the world
We want this website to be a helpful resource for anyone who loves to travel and wants to do so healthily!
Why Eating Healthy Matters
Eating healthy while traveling is important for so many reasons.
We’ve outlined the most important below, which are also the reasons we started this blog!
A nutritious diet supports a strong immune system
When you’re constantly on the go, it’s even more important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to ward off sickness.
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to never get sick, while others get every cold and flu that goes around? A nutritious diet can play a big role in supporting a strong immune system.
Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables ensures you’re getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to fight off infections.
Protein from lean meats and beans helps to build and repair the cells in your immune system. And including healthy fats found in fish, nuts, and avocados supports the function of your immune system.
Eating healthy provides sustained energy throughout the day.
No one wants to feel sluggish or bogged down when they’re exploring a new place!
When we fuel our bodies with nutritious foods, we give ourselves sustained energy throughout the day.
Processed and sugary foods may provide a quick burst of energy, but it often leads to a crash later on.
In contrast, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins provide long-lasting fuel for our cells. This can lead to improved concentration and productivity as well as reduced fatigue.
Not only that, but a healthy diet also supports overall physical and mental health in the long term.
Maintaining a healthy diet helps control stress levels.
We all know that traveling can be stressful, so why not do everything we can to combat that?
Research shows that consuming a diet full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean protein can maintain balanced blood sugar levels and provide essential nutrients for overall brain health.
Conversely, frequently indulging in high-fat, high-sugar junk foods can increase inflammation and wreak havoc on mood regulation.
Maintaining a nutritious meal plan may just be the key to keeping stress under control.
This is Why We Started Good Food Mama!
When it comes down to it, eating healthy simply makes you feel good.
And who doesn’t want that?
Keep an eye out for our upcoming blog posts with tips on how to eat healthy while traveling!
Tips for Finding Healthy Food Options Abroad
One of the most difficult parts of travel is finding food options that fit your dietary needs.
If you have specific restrictions, such as being vegetarian or vegan, this can be even more challenging.
Here are some general tips that will help you find healthy – but also good – food options no matter where you are in the world:
- Do your research before you go! Websites like HappyCow are great resources for finding vegetarian and vegan restaurants all over the globe.
- When in doubt, go for fruit and vegetables. No matter what country you’re in, markets selling fresh produce are easy to find. Not only are fruits and vegetables typically healthier than processed foods, but they’re also usually cheaper. Win-win!
- Ask locals for recommendations. One of the best ways to find good eats is by asking people who live there where they like to go. They will be able to steer you in the right direction and might even have some insider tips on where to find the best food.
What to Expect From Good Food Mama
We hope this introduction has wet your appetite (pun intended) for our upcoming blog posts on eating healthy while traveling!
Keep an eye out for our next post with tips on how to find nutritious meals no matter where in the world you are. In the meantime, bon appétit!