I thought I’d share some travel tips for those that might be going on a trip or happen to be frequent flyers. Since I am doing some research on this for my husband and myself so that we can have a comfortable flight on our next trip, I thought others might benefit from the information as well.
If you are going on a long flight anywhere from 5 – 10 hours here are some things you’ll want to avoid eating and drinking to ensure a more comfortable time during your flight.
The day before your long flight avoid rich, heavy foods. Starches and foods that contain heavy cream as these take longer to digest and may aggravate your digestive system. When you’re sitting for long periods of time bloating and discomfort become more pronounced. The pressurized airplane cabin promotes bloating as it is. Try to get up and walk around, even just standing up and stretching for a couple of minutes can help. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these can dehydrate you, even carbonated drinks can cause discomfort, though I often thought that ginger ale was supposed to calm the stomach! Water is better!
Eat lightly the day before a long flight. Avoid all fast food! Grease is not your friend! Protein like chicken, fish or turkey will keep you satiated and is easier to digest. Fruits and non gaseous vegetables are fine to consume as well.
On the flight bring snacks like bananas, nuts , carrot sticks and bottled water. You need to stay hydrated so drink plenty of water or light fruit juices even if it means more trips to the washroom.
Keep items like tums, antacids and something for stomach cramping in your carry-on. Gravol can be useful to keep nausea away. Mints or menthol gum can be helpful too!
Well I hope these tips make your next travel vacation or business flight more enjoyable!
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