Want to stay healthy, energized, and strong while trotting around the globe (or your hometown)? Whether you’re heading out on an international trip or enjoying a local staycation, be sure to include the healthiest AND easiest travel food in your bag. You guessed it . . . algae bits!
Why are algae bits ideal travel food? Let us count the ways…
1. Algae works to keep your immune system strong.
While traveling, we can be exposed to environments (think airplanes, hotel rooms, questionable restaurants) that wreak havoc on our cellular health and immunity. Fortunately, both ENERGYbits spirulina and RECOVERYbits chlorella algae bits have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells and anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are active against threats to the immune system. Research has also demonstrated that algae can enhance the activity of natural killer cells which play a vital role in the body’s natural defense mechanisms1. Moreover, spirulina has been shown to increase the concentration of the body’s “master antioxidant” glutathione, bolstering the immune system and the body’s natural defenses against stress and dangerous toxins2. Stay strong by taking bits to enjoy every moment of the adventure.
2. Algae ends hunger and prevent fatigue.
Long days of sight-seeing and family visits can wear us out and relishing an afternoon nap is a lovely thing. However, on days when you need maximum energy to power through, bits are the answer. ENERGYbits spirulina bits are an ideal source of raw energy, as they contain B Vitamins which convert glucose to energy, nitric oxide to improve blood flow (thus energy), and iron that works to prevent fatigue. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, research from Ohio State University showed that after 8 weeks, participants taking spirulina demonstrated significant reductions in feelings of mental and physical fatigue3. Spirulina also contains 64% protein, the highest concentration of protein in the world (three times the amount of protein found in steak!). Swallow a handful in the morning or blend bits into your smoothie to provide solid oomph for all your travels and have the best day ever!
3. Algae is the perfect travel snack that’s got your back.
Need a healthy travel food that covers your nutritional bases? We’ve got you. Algae bits are ideal because they involve zero-prep or cooking, plus provide the most nutrient dense nutrition of any other food on the planet. Each bag of ENERGYbits and RECOVERYbits contain a convenient travel-size tin which holds 2.5 servings of bits, perfect for a light meal or shareable snack. Chew or swallow with water, no reservation required.
Note: one of our favorite travel snacks is a homemade sweet and salty Bits trail mix, made of raw macadamia nuts, algae bits, dark chocolate chunks, and sea salt. Yum!
Regardless of where your roam, make ENERGYbits algae bits part of your trip to stay healthy, energized, and strong. Where are you taking your bits this summer? Be sure to tag @ENERGYbits in social posts to share your travels with bits and inspire others to take their bits on the road. Happy trails!
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- Kalafati M, Jamurtas AZ, Nikolaidis MG, et al. Ergogenic and antioxidant effects of spirulina supplementation in humans. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(1):142-151. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181ac7a45.
- Johnson M, Hassinger L, Davis J, Devor ST, DiSilvestro RA. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study of spirulina supplementation on indices of mental and physical fatigue in men. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2016;67(2):203-206. doi:10.3109/09637486.2016.1144719.