June 29, 2007

Numbers Game: Answer

An investigation by Efit.com revealed that the average airplane meal provides 1,200 calories, 50 grams of fat, and 2,000 milligrams of sodium.

That's 87 percent of the maximum sodium recommendation in just one (rather bland) meal.

How can you fix this? Here are my suggestions.

Two days before your flight, check out your airline's website to see what special meals they offer. Many airlines allow you to choose from a variety, ranging from vegetarian to low fat to high fiber! As an added bonus, special meals are usually delivered to fliers before that dreaded cart starts hitting the knees and elbows of everyone with an aisle seat.

Also, take healthy snacks on board with you. Bring some raw nuts, whole wheat crackers, and healthy bars like Lara or Clif Nectar.

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