DRIVERS have been warned that a road trip ‘hack’ will actually make their ride even longer.
Snacks are an essential part of summer road trips, but the energy boost they give drivers can quickly wear off, leading to extreme fatigue.
Conveniently the car rental SIX figured out what foods and drinks to avoid on a long summer vacation road trip.
Sally da Silva Hancock from SIXT told that Daily express: “Fueling up for a long drive is an essential part of the road trip experience.”
“However, not all foods are the best to keep you nourished throughout the journey.
“Foods high in sugar can make you feel tired quite quickly, despite the initial short-term boost, making the journey feel even longer.”
SIXT car experts advise never eating chips while driving, as refined carbohydrates could lead to dehydration and fatigue.
Instead, riders should eat nuts like almonds and cashews or seeds, as they are high in healthy nutrients and can boost energy.
They also warned motorists about meals and drive-thru takeaways as they contain high levels of unhealthy oils, fats and sugars that can lead to dehydration and fatigue.
Instead, SIXT’s car experts suggested drivers pack their own meals — including whole wheat bread, fresh chicken, hummus and salad.
Motorists were also advised to replace coffee and fizzy drinks with options with less sugar and caffeine, such as water or tea.
Sally added: “It’s also important to exercise caution when eating while driving and to avoid foods whose packaging, wrapping and container might distract you from the road.”
“Spilled food and drink can also create slippery surfaces, making it difficult to keep a firm grip on the steering wheel or pedals.”
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