Do you know there are foods that can relax your system and set you up for a real good sleep when you are on a long flight? These foods can work the magic:
Oatmeal: it contains good amount of melatonin ( a hormone that regulates the sleep/wake cycle) and tryptophan, it doesn't digest easily to make you feel hungry in the middle of your sleep.
Almond butter: almond butter makes your body relaxed and gets it ready for sleep.it also ensures your blood sugar level doesn't drop significantly which could disrupt sleep.
Warm milk: it stabilizes the blood sugar levels, also contains calcium that induces sleep.
Bananas: bananas have in them serotonin which is a neurotransmitter that can cause sleep and potassium which relaxes muscles of the body.
Nuts: nuts such as walnut and almond are sources of vitamin B6 that is necessary for the production of neuro transmitters and melatonin which is a major hormone that regulates the sleep/wake cycle.
Citrus fruits: citrus fruits such as oranges stimulates parts of the brain that are connected with stress resilience.
Cherries: they supply the body with melatonin that occurs normally which acts as a regulator to the sleep/wake cycle.
Some of these foods cannot be gotten at the airport or served on the plane, take those you can along with you or eat them shortly before you get to the airport. Fluid intake is also very important, ensure you take enough fluid like water to keep you hydrated through your flight.
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