Travel can be hard on not only your body, but your overall health and well-being. Flights tax the body through the change in air pressure, the confined space and the lack of fresh air found inside of airplanes. You can better protect yourself by taking along a power packed snack for your next flight which will help keep you healthy, energized, well-nourished and ready to face the challenges of flying. The right snack mix is one you can prepare at home, place in a plastic bag and be sure it can pass right through TSA security screening areas at the airport.

You want a power snack that includes easily portable foods that are high in antioxidants, rich in nutrients and have protein for energy. The best snack is a trail mix you can whip up before you leave for your trip, and you may even want to throw some extra in your suitcase for a pick me up throughout your travels.

The best mixtures is one that is a blend of dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, dried banana, dried mango, sesame seeds, rolled oats, cinnamon and honey. You can mix up a batch in advance and store in an airtight container so you have your power snack ready for when you are slated to take your next trip.

Air travel can expose you to viruses, germs and even stale air. By eating a healthy snack while in flight, you are giving your body an extra boost of nutrition it will most likely need as it works overtime to fend off sickness which is a common case after a trip.

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