When Should You Eat Before Flying?

We are almost at the end of the year, and many of you are getting ready for a vacation. Since pandemic rates are low and vaccinations have increased, it is time for enjoyment.

According to the reports, the Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 2.3 million people at airport security checkpoints, high since the pandemic’s beginning.

It is vital to follow COVID-19 travel guidelines and maintain distance when possible. You need to be very careful and take care of your eating habits while flying not to affect your stomach health.

Low humidity and dry air in the aircraft cabin tend to dehydrate passengers, and atmospheric pressure does not affect precisely aid digestion.

There is nothing to panic about as there are ways to keep things in check.

When To Eat?

According to Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, a dietician says, “It is best to finish the meal at home or before boarding the flight if time permits.”

She noted you could avoid food and beverages in the terminal that are often bad for digestion and promote dehydration. It may allow your body some time to digest your food and use the restrooms accordingly before boarding.

What To Eat?

Beckerman says, “People should their eating and snacking habits before flying. If you love eating on a plane, it is better to get some fruits and peanut butter or hummus.”

To get back to the issue of dehydration, try to avoid sodium and beverages that have diuretic effects like coffee and alcohol. It is better to drink plenty of water to combat any water loss during your flight journey.

Of course, there is no right way to approach food on the day of the flight, so if you are concerned, try to make informed and intelligent choices that satisfy you. And have a safe trip!