How they show flight trips in the movies – sitting cozily, befriending a nice neighbour, toasting together, comfy travel, and a sound sleep. But like any other movies, the reality is strikingly different – wailing babies, cramped leg space, stinky neighbour, and a terrible jet lag.
If that wasn’t enough, you have to rely on distasteful in-flight food, sit all bloated and uneasy while making multiple embarrassing trips to the lavatory. At times, you deboard contracting a new infection. That’s no way to travel, be it for a vacation or a regular business trip.
The best you could do is adjust to your external environment by insisting on a better seat and using earplugs. However, your internal environment – your gut and mind – are a different story. Everything is in your hands!
So, here’s a quick break-up of the do’s and don’ts of pre-flight eating:
The Must Grubs
The Dare Not Eats
Alterations in temperature and pressure in a flight numb your taste buds which make the in-flight foods taste unappetizing. To counter that, the airlines add more spices and salt to your meals. It’s best not to leave yourself at the mercy of those meals.
A salad founded on dark-green, leafy veggies coupled with some nuts and granola bar make for a sustainable, nourishing, and filling snack to carry up in air. For coping with the ambient dryness, herbal tea and coconut water are great options.
In long flights, there’s no way out of the pre-packaged airline meals. In such cases, ask for unprocessed items. That way, you at least cut down on the invisible sodium, if not more.
What you eat before travelling impacts your overall health and mood. While it is important to eat light and healthy before jetting off for your vacation, it is also wise not to overload oneself while in air.
Always look for healthier alternatives before lunging on a fast food item. Bid a big bye to embarrassment and starvation.
Have a pleasant trip!
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