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Airport binging

Renowned US-based Frommers.com, website of the bestselling travel guide series offers a few strategies for finding healthy grub when faced with flight delays this holiday season.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2010 00:55 IST
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Stuck in the airport and hear the siren call of the food court? Renowned US-based Frommers.com, website of the bestselling travel guide series, offers a few strategies for finding healthy grub when faced with flight delays this holiday season. The best is, being prepared and toting along some portable snacks that you can pass through security screens — solid foods such as carrot sticks or dried fruits. Or make wise choices at airport shops, opting for a small bag of unsalted nuts or energy bars. Read the ingredients: if any of the first three are sugar, make another choice.



Airports are not exactly sanctuaries for health-conscious eaters, but more and more major airports are offering healthy food options, such as sushi bars (as long as you skip the high-sodium soy sauce). Many fast-food chains have also added at least one low-fat, whole-grain item to their menus. Frommer’s recommends opting for a salad, or if will power fails, even pizza, but stick with plain cheese or veggie toppings.



Or choose a turkey or chicken breast sandwich with vegetables, cheese, and mustard to save calories and fat. When wanting to caffeinate, order a non-fat latte instead of full-fat. And since the stale, recycled air on planes is dehydrating, as is caffeine, be sure to drink plenty of water.



If you’re saddling up to the airport bar to while away the hours, your best bet would be a nice glass of red wine. And sip it slowly. You likely have plenty of time.