9 Foods to Buy at a Gas Station that Won’t Kill You

Less lethal munchies will make you live longer.

You're probably hungry right now. That's just the way it goes. Instead of hitting up the local convenience store for eight bags of chips and sugary soft drinks, why not eat something that won't slowly kill you—even if you are forced to buy that food from a gas station or 7-Eleven. 

Just because you're high and craving the saltiest bag of chips and the largest bag of gummy worms all at once, doesn't mean you can't scrape up an item of actual food that will satisfy your cravings without blocking an artery. 

Get your head out of your ass and eat a cheap, healthy snack. You'll thank yourself tomorrow. 

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1. Coffee

Coffee is a tasty, low-calorie snack. One cup is full of antioxidants. It can even help improve your mental function. Don’t add any creamers or sugar—because they are full of calories and, well, sugar!

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2. Jerky

Jerky is a great low-fat source of great protein. It’s a savory snack that will fill you up. It’s got a lot of sodium; so don’t overdo it.

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3. Bananas

A banana is a sweet way to curb a candy craving. One banana will run you about 100 calories, around half the damage of a bag sweets. These yellow, boner-shaped things are naturally fat free and cholesterol free, and of course, full of potassium.

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4. String Cheese

Cheese is a protein-rich snack that has a ton of protein, calcium, vitamin A. Even better, they’re only 100 calories or less per cheese stick

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4. Fig Newtons

These sweet cookies are full of dietary fiber, which can aid digestion problems. Taken in moderation, they’re the perfect treat if you need something quick and sweet.

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6. 100 Percent Juice

A pure vegetable or fruit juice can work as a healthy snack because they are sources of essential vitamins. Make sure you read the label. Most ‘healthy juice’ is actually full of sugar. Do not settle for less than 100 percent real juice so you can ingest a major boost of vitamins.

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7. Pistachios

Pistachios are the lowest calorie nut and one of the tastiest. They are an excellent source of fiber and potassium. Studies say these little green nuts might even help lower your cholesterol and fight heart disease.

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8. Whole Grain Cereal

Need some crunchy carbs? Grab a whole-grain cereal for a boost. Make sure it’s rich in fiber and low in added sugar and sodium. Whole grans are natural sources of vitamins and minerals. Add milk for a more filling snack.

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9. Plain Peanuts

Peanuts are rich in vitamin E, foliate, zinc, and manganese. They’ll help keep your immune system healthy too. Don’t fall for flavored nuts that are high in calories. Opt for good ol’ plain roasted.