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Anti-jet-lag-diet: THE MAGIC FIVE

When we travel between different time zones, our internal clock, also known as circadian rhythm, has been messed up and caused jet lag.

We all know how it feels. Sleepless nights, fatigue, constipation, loss of concentration, irritability, loss of appetite and so on. To prevent you from suffering again, I’m sharing the MAGIC FIVE on anti-jet-lag-diet.

1. Water

Our body is made of 60-75% of water, keep yourself hydrated especially when you are exposed to the pressured and dry cabin. Drink adequate amount of water regularly even if you are not thirsty on plane.

2. Dark leafy greens

On most international flights, you are exposed to an insignificant dose of radiation from cosmic rays, which causing jet lag. Eat dark leafy greens before you fly, to replenish all the micronutrients and fight against radiation. Options like kale, spinach, collard greens, broccoli, turnip greens are great choice.

3. Sea vegetables

Sea vegetables like kelps and seaweeds help detoxifying heavy metals from the body and protect us from radiation effects. Introduce this mediterranean diet into you plate.

4. Almond

Almond is a natural melatonin contain both tryptophan and magnesium, which easy your muscle and put you into relaxation mode. Bring it as portable nutrient-dense snacks on the plane. Choose those with low sodium level to avoid overload of kidney, and causing water retention.

5. Fast

In 2002, researchers put fasting into a test across nine time zones and dramatically found it help to regulate our circadian rhythm and avoid jet lag. Have normal breakfast or lunch before your flight, fast for at least 14 hours during or before your flight if you want. And eat after landing close to local time with quality vegetables, proteins and fat.

Now you know the secret weapons to fight again jet-lag, enjoy your next travel with a perfect sleep! Bon voyage!

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