full thanks to its high fiber content. If you can add some fruit, even better. The fiber will prevent you from feeling like crap (another intended pun) once you land.
5. Nutrition and Protein Bars
This is a tricky purchase whether you’re at the grocery store or at the airport. When you really need something fast, a high-protein bar is a great option. But, something to look out for is the sugar and carb content. Even the popular protein bars can have as much sugar and carbs as your favorite candy bar, if not more!
So be careful with which bar you choose and look for the highest protein content and the fewest grams of sugar as possible. Bonus points if you can avoid too many artificial ingredients or those you can’t pronounce.
Don’t forget that the best way to avoid the temptation to eat poorly when traveling is to come prepared with your own snacks and even meals if you can! You’ll save money and time going back and forth about which protein bar is the healthiest.
Sharita Jennings is a fitness and travel enthusiast and creator of Get Fit Like That, LLC. She is a health policy attorney and ACE certified group fitness instructor and fitness nutrition specialist. She provides online fitness plans and leads group fitness classes in Washington DC. Check out her fitness tips and workouts at GetFitLikeThat.com.