Is it time to hit the road this season? While our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to have the best vacation, we also want to make sure you are making healthy choices when it comes to the foods you eat when headed to your vacation destination.
Why Can’t I Just Stop for Fast Food?
Well, you certainly can stop for fast food on your road trip. And, it might just be delicious. However, do you really want a possible stomach ache, along with some other side effects, that eating greasy, fast food can bring?
Effects of Fast Food on Body
- Dental stress
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Shortness of breath
What Can I Do to Eat Healthy on a Road Trip?
Rather than planning out the fast-food restaurants you are going to stop at on the way to your destination, pack healthy lunches and snacks in a cooler that you can take with you on the road. Then, when it comes to your rest stop breaks, you can have a picnic and enjoy time outside stretching your legs and throwing a frisbee before getting back in the car for another stretch of the drive.
Road Trip Food Ideas
- Sandwiches on whole-grain bread
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cheese sticks
- Applesauce pouches
- Celery and ranch cup
Has it been awhile since your last wellness visit? Stop by our AFC Urgent Care Cleveland location today. No appointment is necessary!