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Summer Travel - Airport food is getting healthier

For decades, airport and airline food has been abysmal.  Seasoned travelers know to pack a lunch from home if they don’t want to pay $9 for a simple-yet-stale cheese sandwich or $5 for a tiny bottle of water.

However, due to increasing public pressure, major airports in the US are making the effort to improve their food. 

A report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) stated that a recent survey of the 13 busiest U.S. airports showed that the quality of airport food is getting better.  Eighty-eight percent of all the restaurants surveyed offer at least one vegetarian entrée that is low in fat, high in fiber, and cholesterol-free.  Even the lowest ranking airports offer a bean burrito or a veggie sandwich.

So which airports have the best food? 

  • Orlando International Airport landed in first place, moving up from eighth place in the report.
  • Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport won the honor of “most improved,” with a score of 76 percent, compared with just 46 percent in the previous year.
  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport came in last place for the third year in a row, despite making a 27-point improvement over the previous year.

Once you get on the plane, however, it’s usually a different matter.

According to Fodor’s travel guide, airline food is inherently bad due to the fact that it’s cooked twice--first in a kitchen and then reheated on the plane.

Another problem is that the airlines smother food in heavy sauces in an attempt to maintain moisture content. Then they load you up on heavy starches and sodium---pizzas, bread, cookies, etc.

Packing your food is still the best option

If you’re serious about keeping your energy up while traveling, the best solution is to take along EnergyFirst Travel Pack—10 packages of decadent chocolate ProEnergy Whey Protein Isolate, and 10 packages of the same in a delicious vanilla flavor, plus a convenient Blender Bottle.  It’s everything you need to make fueling up while traveling easy and healthy!

More tips on healthy eating can be found by visiting www.energyfirst.com.

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