I highly recommend the following foods when looking to lower jet lag effects;


 Eating 2 t0 4 bananas after getting off the plane or an hour earlier before sleeping can help lower restlessness one of the major jet lag side effects. Bananas are good sources of calming electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium which aid in body relaxation and balancing of body fluids or salts.


Eating some turkey meat before or after being on a plane can significantly lower dizziness and nighttime drowsiness. Turkey is an excellent source of lean proteins that are easily digested and absorbed to support smooth breakdown of food and nutrients supply. The tryptophan components in turkey meat can help alleviate sleepiness, drowsiness and dizziness.


A healthy food packed with proteins, complex carbs, and fiber. It’s easy to digest and provides the body with immediate energy to combat low energy and fatigue due to jet lag. You can eat before or after boarding a plane to reap the potential benefits.

Other foods you can eat are cherries cumin, ginger, watermelon, cucumber, grape fruit and drink more water or consume watery fruits and veggies to increase your hydration levels.

 I strongly advise you limit your intake of sugary, trans fats or salty foods to minimize the jet lag effects.

Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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