Food to avoid when flying: Tomato juice
For some reason it’s a favourite on flights. But because there’s so much sodium in tomato juice, it will make you retain water. Before you leave for the airport, Nicole Fetterly, registered dietitian at Vancouver Dietitian, recommends making ginger tea – steeping slice of ginger root in boiling water and adding lemon. It’s a natural digestive aid. READ MORE: How to get your best butt ever in 2016
Food to avoid when flying: Candy and chips
While delicious, they will not keep you full during a long flight, says Miller. If you have a sugar craving, grab some fruit or yogurt. Or pick up a bunch of snacks to nibble on. Miller recommends nuts and seeds (plenty of airport vendors sell them), oranges and apples, and vegetables or satiating cheese. READ MORE: 8 cookbooks to inspire healthy eating
Food to avoid when flying: White-flour based foods
You know the culprits: bread, wraps, crackers. “These raise your blood sugar and insulin, which is problematic for weight gain, inflammation and an increase in cortisol, our stress hormone,” says Fetterly. READ MORE: What is cloud bread and is it good for you?