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How to find fresh & healthy food on your travels

Healthy and organic eating should be a part of everyone’s life. However, it is not as easy as it sounds if you are on a vacation or a business trip. Airports have a bad reputation when it comes to food and the preservative-filled airplane food is neither nutritional nor of low calorie. Things will not be better after reaching the destination too. Most of us will be indulging in all the popular local food items and by the time you are back home, you will be feeling sluggish and bloated from all the overeating.

Surprisingly, having healthy food on-the-go is not an impossible task. With a little planning, you can have delicious, nutrient-rich options on your travels. It all starts with understanding what nutrients you need and how much. If you are not sure, Beko has a wonderful tool that can help you determine your daily vitamin needs based on your gender and age. Once you have that done, it’s time for the tough part- staying on track with your fitness goals. Here are some easy hacks that can help you find fresh and healthy food on your travels. 

Pack your own healthy favorites

Many think of travel as the perfect excuse to cheat on their diet plans. You can’t blame them. It is hard to find the right healthy food for you when you are on a forgein destination. You will have to go for what you get. The best solution to overcome this hurdle is by packing some of your favorite healthy munchies. You can use individual containers to bring small, lasting food items like salted almonds, sandwiches, or some fresh fruits and vegetables.

Utilize local grocery stores

It may not always be possible to pack a lot of food items when you are travelling. So, the best thing to do is to visit a local grocery store after reaching your destination. It is a great way to get some fresh fruits and vegetables. There are many vacation rentals that provide modern kitchen facilities. If you have opted for an accommodation with a kitchen, then you can get some groceries and cook your own food. 

Research restaurants in advance

Once you are at your destination, the toughest predicament will be to find a place where you can eat for your diet. Most popular destinations will be flooded with too many restaurants and eateries. Which is why it is always better to do some restaurant research before you start your trip. Google as many options as you can find. Read the customer reviews. Spend a few minutes and you’re sure to find a good and healthy place to eat. Do consider coffee shops or breakfast restaurants. They serve lighter fare and many breakfast or salad options.

Be mindful to eat balanced meals

The ideal way to eat healthy during your travels is by making healthy choices. Rather than grabbing a burger from the first vendor you see outside your station or airport, take the time to look around and find healthier food options. It is always safe to skip fast food while travelling. They may be a delight to the taste buds, but definitely not to our body. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go out and experience the local cuisine. Have control over your food choices. Meals rich in protein and containing high fibre are good options. Always stay hydrated and try not to have too much alcohol or caffeine.

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