As a nutrition company, we spend a lot of time talking to people about their health, mostly about the challenges of trying to maintain a healthy diet. And we've found that one of the hardest places to eat well is the airport.
We all know that airports could do a better job of replacing fast food joints with healthier restaurants (Chipotle, please!) and offering better options in their stores.
But it's also true that when traveling, we're pat of the problem! We're often stressed and distracted. We're carrying several bags, running to gates, dodging crowds, avoiding bathroom lines, and frantically trying to get somewhere on time. And because we're so focused on our destinations and not our health, it's easy to make poor decisions when it comes to food.
Since it's our mission at SmartyPants to make it easier for you to be healthy, all the time, everywhere, and since it's summer and we all love to travel this time of year, we've created a list of five common airport (and airplane) foods to avoid. They may seem like healthy choices, but actually they're not.
1. Trail mix