7 Foods You Should Avoid As A First-time Flyer

What you eat before you board a plane can make a huge difference on how you feel when you eventually arrive at your destination. This is important for a first-time flyer whose main concern is surviving his first time in an aeroplane. In order not to further ruin your experience, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares six foods you should avoid as a first-time flyer.

Fried/fast food

You may be tempted to eat fast food if you are hungry. However, know that taking fast food would make digestion difficult for your body. This may cause heartburn or stomach upset. So, try as much as possible to eat a balanced diet.

 Too much booze

Alcohol is not a food but a beverage.   Regardless, it is something that can seriously disrupt your flight experience. Alcohol is dehydrating, and because planes have a dehydrating impact on the human body, you're going to deprive yourself of much-needed fluids if you stick to wine or beer. If you do drink, remember to have a water between bevvies to keep your hydration up

Carbonated beverages

Carbonated beverages, like soda and beer, can cause bloating. You will be very uncomfortable during your flight because your stomach will expand when the air pressure changes.


Airplanes are already drying to your body. So, when you combine this with the dehydrating features in caffeine, you can easily develop a headache or become nauseous.

Gulping too much of the stuff before or during a flight can have the dual effect of making you feel dehydrated and needing the bathroom more often. It can also mess up your sleep cycle, which can make you feel like crap after long flight (jet lag usually does for you just fine by the way,


You already know by now that beans cause gas. You will keep releasing gas during your flight if you eat beans and it can be very embarrassing. By the way, it is seriously bad luck for whoever is sitting next to you.


Fizzy Juice

If beans make you gassy on a flight, just imagine what a few bottles of fizzy juice are going to do to your precious innards. The caffeine and sugar are also going to do a merry jig all over your sleeping patterns, so you might find it hard to get the sleep you need during long haul flights. Keep your juice still, or if you need a hit of bubbles, go for a carbonated water instead. It's a lesser of two evils.

Red meat

When you visit a restaurant to eat before a flight, you should not eat red meat as much as possible. You may find it difficult digesting red meat. Fish is a perfect substitute.


Adeniyi OGUNFOWOKE PR Associate @ Jumia Travel
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