EXPERTS have uncovered the foods and drinks to avoid before boarding a flight.
While stocking up on snacks is an important pre-flight ritual for many, some treats can make you feel worse — here are five to avoid.
Salty foods like french fries or pretzel snacks can lead to bloatingwhich only increases when flying at 35,000 feet.
The gas in your body expands during a flight due to reduced air pressure, which can cause your stomach to bloat and cause discomfort.
Passengers on early morning flights may opt for a yogurt for breakfast, but these can be packed with lots of sugar.
Australian nutritionist Kara Landau told The Food Network that yoghurt parfaits and even fruit smoothies should be avoided because of added sugars, which can aggravate the gut.
Instead, she suggests a plain Greek yogurt or protein bar with no artificial sweeteners or added sugars.
The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise against eating sushi because of the potential risk of food poisoning.
They say to avoid the following: “Raw or undercooked fish, shellfish, or foods that contain raw or undercooked seafood such as sashimi, some sushi, and ceviche.”
Sushi can also be loaded with salt, especially when soy sauce is added – and as mentioned, salty foods can cause gas and bloating.
There are also drinks to avoid at the airport, and it’s bad news for people in need of a caffeine fix.
drink coffee – or other caffeinated beverages – before a flight, frequent visits to the bathroom can lead to dehydration and an increased need to urinate.
Caffeine can also cause headaches and insomnia, which isn’t ideal when trying to sleep during a flight.
An airport beer, wine or cocktail at the airport is an essential way to start a holiday for many British tourists.
Flying can cause dehydration, as can drinking – so the two activities together can make you feel worse. It is recommended to drink water between each alcoholic drink to combat dehydration.
Drinking alcohol before a flight could also mean it is you drunk on the plane – and could kick you out.
A flight attendant shared some other foods you should never take on a flight.
And these are them The five best foods to fight jet lag.
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