Today Eat Clean Health has a guest post from food and travel blogger, Cole Millen. Cole was kind enough to share tips and tricks that can help you navigate through the perils of holiday eating and travel.
Although you may have to travel and deal with the inconvenience that comes with the airport, there are many things that you can do to keep from having to indulge in the less than healthy food options that are available there. Below are just a few ways that you can stick to your diet and remain as healthy as possible throughout your trip.
Be sure to check the cleanliness of the water in the cities you will be traveling to.
The single most important aspect of nutrition is the cleanliness of the water that you are putting into your body. Your body is comprised of a majority of water and all of the nutrition that flows through your body is aided by water. Water also helps to clean your body of toxins, but only if it is clean itself.
You can check the quality of water on the state websites very easily including the amount of fluoridation that takes place within the state as well as the other toxins that have been found. You can then make an informed decision.
Be careful about this as many airlines are now using government regulations to justify clamping down on people who want to bring food on board as well. Know the rules of your chosen airline before you go to the airport and pick an airline that lets you bring your own food if this is at all possible.
Eat your food in a healthy way.
It is natural to feel rushed inside of an airport; however, keep in mind that the way you eat your food may have an effect on the health of that meal as well as the actual food. Take your time, chew slowly and give yourself time to digest your food in a stress free environment. If at all possible, do it away from computers and TVs in the main lobbies; the high frequency waves that permeate these areas may actually inhibit your ability to digest food. This is what the investment in the airport clubs is actually good for.
Know how to avoid the worst foods.
In airports, there will be plenty of food that is usually only sold in the impulse line of the grocery store. Foods such as cinnamon rolls, candy bars and soft drinks will look incredibly good when you are just getting off of a stressful flight. However, you must discipline yourself to look a little bit harder for the more healthy foods that are sure to be in the airport somewhere. Ask the workers if they know – the best places might not be behind your gate. If you have enough time, take the Tram and make the move. Your body will certainly thank you in the long run.
For more tips, eating and travel advice from Cole, check out Cole’s Mill.
Additional recipes, nutrition information, detox programs, and healthy living motivation can be found in Eat Clean Health’s November newsletter. And keep an eye out for the upcoming ‘New Year, New You 7 Day Detox‘! Registration opens in December, so stay tuned for detailed information about the program and the launch date!