It’s important to eat nutritious foods before taking any flight---whether it’s a short domestic flight or a long international flight. Eating a healthy meal before you board the plane regulates your blood sugar and your digestive system and makes you a healthier, happier traveler. It’s also important to pack healthy snacks to enjoy on the plane (so as to avoid the over-processed and expensive food that most airlines serve) and stay well-hydrated throughout your trip.
Foods and Beverages to Avoid
There are certainly foods that can make you feel gassy or bloated – two sensations you want to avoid, especially while flying! Seemingly innocuous foods such as onions, broccoli, cabbage and peaches tend to cause gas, as do carbonated beverages. Spicy foods can cause indigestion and heartburn, especially if you have to sit on a flight for several hours after consuming them. Alcohol and caffeinated beverages (coffees, teas and energy drinks) can further dehydrate plane travelers (flying can be dehydrating in general) and should be consumed with care.
Healthy Foods to Eat Before Flying
Raw, fresh foods will keep your body happy as you fly to your destination. Opt for foods like fruit (bananas, mixed berries, apples, and pears), starches (baked potatoes and rice), whole grains and protein (think lean meats or fish). For example, a slab of salmon and a green salad or a turkey sandwich on wholegrain bread with a side of mixed berries are great meals to eat before heading to your departure gate. Dried fruit and nuts or wholegrain crackers can make a great mid-flight snack. Instead of ordering a soda or a beer, opt for a natural juice or glass of water. Remember, water is your friend. Be sure to drink a lot of it during your flight and after you land. A hydrated traveler is a healthy, happy traveler.
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