Holiday travel doesn't have to derail your diet like it may have in the past.
More than three quarters of the restaurants in major U.S. airports offer at least one low-fat, high-fiber, cholesterol-free meal today. In 2001, that number was just 57 percent, according to an analysis of 18 of the country's busiest airports conducted by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Only restaurants serving entrees were included in the analysis, ABC News reported. The final score for each airport was determined by dividing the number of restaurants offering at least one good-for-you meal by the total number of restaurants available.
“Healthful vegetarian meals at airports across the country are just the ticket for traveling light this holiday season,” PCRM director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D, said in a statement. “But some airports still serve too many greasy cheeseburgers and slices of pepperoni pizza that leave passengers feeling grounded.”
While it can be tempting to indulge in those greasy cheeseburgers, there are better options available -- not to mention helpful tricks like eating before you hit the road and packing your own healthy snacks for along the way.
But should you find your stomach rumbling at one of these major air-travel hubs, here's how you'll fare.