It's so easy to lose yourself when you're traveling—the sights, sounds, and smells put you in such a relaxed mood when you’re taking them all in. Then, you start hearing your stomach grumble, and when you're in the middle of nowhere and no food is in sight, you'll end up being hungry and grumpy—which can ruin the rest of your trip. The next time you travel, make sure you pack these three snacks with you. Not only will they keep you satiated until your next meal, they’re good for you, too.
People who eat a handful of nuts daily are 20 percent less likely to die than those who skip the snack, reports a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health. With science backing it up, you can't go wrong with nuts. They're protein rich and according to nutritionists, having your daily fix lessens your intake of unhealthy food, too. Choose from a wide variety available in your supermarket—just make sure to opt for the unsalted kind. Pack it in a zip-top bag and you're good to take it anywhere.
For one, apples can last up to two weeks from the time you buy them, so bringing them along while you travel is perfect. Apples also register low on the glycemic index, which means it releases energy slowly once you eat it. This prevents you from getting hungry faster because it doesn't mess with your blood sugar levels. You get extra serving of fiber from its skin, too. Another upside: It contains water, which helps you stay hydrated as you climb your way to breathless views.
A trail mix is good way to pack in some nutrition while you're on the road. You can mix nuts, oats, dried fruit, and even bits of chocolate in a zip-top bag to give you a mix of protein, good carbohydrates, and fat. The combination gives you energy as you walk and explore the sites on your itinerary.