Scientists and laymen alike have been investigating and studying different foods and their effects on jet lag.
Travelers know all too well that jet lag can be a real drag, but luckily there are certain foods that can help get your biological clocks in sync with the time zone you’ve arrived to.
One of the foods that is sure to help your body adjust is lemon. Most citrus fruits will fight off jet lag successfully, but lemon in particular will reduce the effects of dehydration, the body’s worst enemy while traveling by plane though different time zones.
If you feel your muscles are stiff after a long day of traveling, opt for bananas, as they contain potassium and magnesium which act as natural muscle relaxants. Bananas actually increase the production of serotonin, a relaxing neurotransmitter in this case, which will help you sleep or just take a power nap in between flights.
Last but not least, it should be noted that studies have shown that foods rich in carbohydrates also help set the biological clock right. So next time a stewardess asks you whether you’d like chicken or pasta, opt for pasta to decrease the effects of jet lag. Whole grain bread and oatmeal are other carb-rich options that can make your travels easier and more enjoyable.