Tips for a healthier road trip this summer

It's hard not to pack on the pounds while on vacation, especially when your road trip starts off with junk food and drive-thrus. Both which can leave you feeling bloated, tired and irritable. So why not get your next trip off to a healthy start?

America's Healthy Heart doctor and Cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn shares a few tips to make your next road trip a little healthier. 

Dr. Kahn says instead of potato chips, try seeds or cashews to add zinc in your diet. Zinc helps you keep your immune system healthy and strong, so you don't get sick on vacation. Adding some citrus fruits, such as oranges, are a great source of vitamin C. It can also boost your immune system and give you quick energy. 

If you're taking a long trip, be sure to get out of the car and stretch. It's important to keep the blood flowing and avoid the possibility of blood clots. 

And instead of using antibiotic hand sanitizers, you may want to consider using witch hazel. It's a natural alternative to help you disinfect without creating antibiotic resistance. You can put some in a travel spray bottle or buy pre-made wipes at the drugstore.