Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

Airplane Food Alert: Avoid These 5 Foods for a Better Flight

Daniel Kim Views  

Travel and Leisure, a popular sharing platform for travel-related information, has recently revealed a list of foods to avoid for a comfortable flight.

The list includes five foods that you might want to steer clear of to avoid potential discomfort or even illness during the flight.

1. Salad

Travelers often grab a salad for a healthy meal when using airport lounges or visiting convenience stores. However, if they’re not careful, they might have to endure stomachaches and diarrhea due to the salad. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that Leafy green vegetables and fruits can be exposed to harmful bacteria, and washing them with water does not remove all bacteria. Raw agricultural products can cause foodborne diseases like E. coli, so cooking them at high temperatures is recommended before consumption.

2. Coffee

Drinking coffee excessively can lead to frequent and inconvenient trips to the airplane restroom. Coffee is a diuretic, which means it stimulates the need to urinate. This effect is even more pronounced when you’re 30,000 feet in the air. Besides that, coffee can also trigger headaches and insomnia. Hence, experts recommend staying hydrated with water instead of coffee.

3. French Fries

Foods with high salt or spice, such as french fries, can cause excessive swelling, so it’s better to avoid them. Salty foods can cause our bodies to swell in our everyday lives. However, this phenomenon is exacerbated when we’re at high altitudes. U.S. media outlet U.S. News explained, “The decrease in pressure at high altitudes causes the gas in the stomach to expand. Furthermore, the higher the altitude, the greater the expansion”. Therefore, avoiding foods that can cause swelling is better to ensure a comfortable flight.

4. Processed meats like ham and sausage

Sandwiches are an undeniable staple among the famous food items sold at airports. However, processed meats like ham and sausage used in sandwiches can trigger stomach aches and food poisoning for the same reasons as salads. The CDC explained, “Packaged meats can harbor harmful food poisoning bacteria, and the risk increases if they are out at room temperature for a long time.” Therefore, when consuming processed meats, it’s advisable to carefully check the storage condition of the food or heat it to a high temperature before eating.

5. Cocktails

Many people enjoy starting their journeys with a cocktail or beer at the airport. However, due to the low pressure in the cabin, the body’s ability to absorb oxygen decreases, leading to symptoms of hypoxia, including dizziness. According to KLM, the Royal Dutch airline, this dizziness can be exacerbated by alcohol, potentially leading to severe headaches. Therefore, it’s advisable to limit alcohol consumption and make sure to accompany it with plenty of water if you do drink.

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[LIFESTYLE] Latest Stories

  • Aircraft Hygiene Gets a Major Upgrade: What You Need to Know About the New Checks
  • New Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Alzheimer’s Treatment
  • New York Says No to Whipped Cream for Teens: What You Need to Know!
  • South Koreans Are Chicken Fanatics: 26 Chickens Per Year! See the Surprising Stats
  • How Spain Is Using Goats and Sheep to Battle Wildfire Season
  • When Eye Contact Is Your Enemy: 10 Scary Reality of Scopophobia

Weekly Best Articles

  • Teen Set on Fire by Classmates For Speaking Indigenous Language in Mexico
  • Will Trump and Kim Jong Un Sit Down Again? North Korea Says It’s Up to U.S. Actions
  • Leidos Hit by Major Hack: Sensitive U.S. Government Documents Leaked
  • China Cracks Down: Teachers and Students Forced to Hand Over Passports
  • Ex-North Korean Diplomat Reveals Why So Many Officials Were Trying to Escape
  • Delta Air Lines Faces U.S. Investigation Over Mass Flight Cancellations
  • Secret Service Chief Resigns After Trump Shooting Incident
  • McDonald’s Extends $5 Meal Deal to Beat Inflation Blues
  • Trump and DeChambeau Break Records and Donate Big: The Golf Match Everyone’s Talking About
  • Kamala Harris Leads Trump in Latest Poll: Is She the New Democratic Darling?
  • China Pushes for a No-First-Use Policy on Nuclear Weapons – Targeting U.S. and Allies?
  • China Plays Peacemaker: 14 Palestinian Groups Sign Historic Peace Declaration

You May Also Like

  • 1
    Lonely Deaths Hit Younger Generation Hard: Why Are We Seeing a Surge in Tragic Outcomes

    ASIA 

  • 2
    Is Kamala Harris Ready to Break Barriers in the 2024 Election?

    WORLD 

  • 3
    Chinese Media Reacts to Biden's Dropout: 'The Real Fight is Coming!'

    LATEST 

  • 4
    China's Silence on Biden's Exit: What Are They Really Thinking?

    LATEST 

  • 5
    U.S., South Korea, and Japan Forge New Defense Agreements!

    LATEST 

Popular Now

  • 1
    After 8 Years, North Korean Athletes Ready to Compete in Paris!

    SPORTS 

  • 2
    Can AI Replace Our Loved Ones? Controversial Technology Letting You Talk to the Dead

    LATEST 

  • 3
    Spain’s Vacation Hotspots in Chaos: Why Locals Are Telling Tourists to ‘Get Out!’

    WORLD 

  • 4
    Magic Mushrooms vs. Reality: What Psilocybin Did to This Neurologist’s Brain Is Mind-Boggling

    DEBATE 

  • 5
    What Biden's Exit Means for Bitcoin: A $100K Dream?

    BUSINESS 

Weekly Best Articles

  • Teen Set on Fire by Classmates For Speaking Indigenous Language in Mexico
  • Will Trump and Kim Jong Un Sit Down Again? North Korea Says It’s Up to U.S. Actions
  • Leidos Hit by Major Hack: Sensitive U.S. Government Documents Leaked
  • China Cracks Down: Teachers and Students Forced to Hand Over Passports
  • Ex-North Korean Diplomat Reveals Why So Many Officials Were Trying to Escape
  • Delta Air Lines Faces U.S. Investigation Over Mass Flight Cancellations
  • Secret Service Chief Resigns After Trump Shooting Incident
  • McDonald’s Extends $5 Meal Deal to Beat Inflation Blues
  • Trump and DeChambeau Break Records and Donate Big: The Golf Match Everyone’s Talking About
  • Kamala Harris Leads Trump in Latest Poll: Is She the New Democratic Darling?
  • China Pushes for a No-First-Use Policy on Nuclear Weapons – Targeting U.S. and Allies?
  • China Plays Peacemaker: 14 Palestinian Groups Sign Historic Peace Declaration

Must-Reads

  • 1
    Lonely Deaths Hit Younger Generation Hard: Why Are We Seeing a Surge in Tragic Outcomes

    ASIA 

  • 2
    Is Kamala Harris Ready to Break Barriers in the 2024 Election?

    WORLD 

  • 3
    Chinese Media Reacts to Biden's Dropout: 'The Real Fight is Coming!'

    LATEST 

  • 4
    China's Silence on Biden's Exit: What Are They Really Thinking?

    LATEST 

  • 5
    U.S., South Korea, and Japan Forge New Defense Agreements!

    LATEST 

Popular Now

  • 1
    After 8 Years, North Korean Athletes Ready to Compete in Paris!

    SPORTS 

  • 2
    Can AI Replace Our Loved Ones? Controversial Technology Letting You Talk to the Dead

    LATEST 

  • 3
    Spain’s Vacation Hotspots in Chaos: Why Locals Are Telling Tourists to ‘Get Out!’

    WORLD 

  • 4
    Magic Mushrooms vs. Reality: What Psilocybin Did to This Neurologist’s Brain Is Mind-Boggling

    DEBATE 

  • 5
    What Biden's Exit Means for Bitcoin: A $100K Dream?

    BUSINESS 

Share it on...