10 Foods People Eat at the Beach


High protein and fats found in beef make it harder for your body to digest, so it has to use more energy.

Deli Meats

Reconsider that deli sandwich for a beachside lunch. A standard serving of deli meat packs up to 790 milligrams of sodium


Its recipe was specially designed so that no single flavor overpowers another. And when foods lack a dominant flavor, people are less apt to feel full—and, in turn


"Coffee has been shown to promote the release of gastrin, which can increase colonic spike and motor activity."


Same with coffee; sipping tea excretes water and sodium in your body, leaving you dehydrated. But if you're one of those who absolutely need your caffeine fix

Frozen Drinks

It's a piña colada or a strawberry daiquiri, those fruity drinks offer zero nutritional value whatsoever. Instead,they're sugar bombs that will cause your energy levels to spike and crash


This fiber-rich vegetable may be the source of your ballooning midsection that you worked so hard to deflate before beach day.

Cruciferous Veggies

Cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are great sources of vitamin C and satiating fiber, but they can also make you bloated and gassy.


A common and seemingly-innocent beach snack, pretzels aren't any better than a bag of potato chips. They're just all sodium

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit can be a great source of nutrients and fiber, but it can also be a musical fruit for those who suffer from fructose malabsorption

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