The 6 Worst Foods to Eat When Traveling

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Traveling opens doors to the world's finest cuisine, no doubt, but taking long flights, being stuck in airports, and not having constant access to fresh produce and healthy snacks as you bounce around hotels throws your diet out of whack—like jet lag for your intestines. Helpful hacks include packing healthy eats and researching menus beforehand to ensure you can order a balanced meal, but even when you're trying to play by the rule book, some sneaky foods can wreak havoc on your body and your complexion, especially when eaten in-flight. (Plane food is even more of a plague than we thought.) So to ensure we remain comfortable and well-nourished after we've set our out-of-office reply, we spoke with registered dietitian Brooke Alpert for the foods and drinks we should avoid.