Flying, especially long distance can have a draining effect on our bodies, and that’s the last thing we need when we arrive at our destination.
We want to arrive looking and feeling our best, so we have some expert tips to ensure you have a healthy flight.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb, Award winning entrepreneur & Raw food pioneer of Nosh Detox Delivery, shares her knowledge on how to ensure we have the best flight we can.
Here are her tips:
Eat raw food on the journey. Your body retains more water and suffers less from dehydration if you pack it with live, raw nutrients. In the old days we would achieve that with Fresh Juice. These days I order raw food from the Nosh kitchen and take it on board with me. I usually take a snack and a meal for a 4 hour period and double it for longer journeys.
Top up with huge amounts of Vitamin C during the flight. It helps to regulate cortisol and prevent blood pressure from spiking in response to stressful situations, like flying, airports, customs rate high on the stress-o-meter. Regularly elevated levels of cortisol in your body suppress normal functioning of the digestive system, reproductive system, and growth processes.
Drink water. Don't gulp the water though, sipping water is better for rehydrating the body. So it’s better to spread our water over the course of the flight.
Avoid alcohol. If you need to drink to sleep, drink white wine, or vodka and no more than a glass or two. Stay off the red wine and 'coloured' spirits. They make your already overloaded body work 5x harder.
Probiotics are vital. Flying makes you bloated because you are seated for so long. That creates pressure in your abdomen, interferes with digestion and slows everything down. Taking Probiotics, which consist of helpful bacteria or yeasts, helps your digestion to work again. Take one the day before you fly, the day of the flight and a couple of days after.