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TIPS To prevent air sickness

Some passengers are not troubled by long plane journeys, while others suffer vertigo. Simple precautions such as drinking plenty of water and stepping up one’s intake of Vitamin C can help overcome air sickness.

Here are five simple ways to fly healthy, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Eat uncooked food: Your body retains more water and suffers less from dehydration if you pack it with live, raw nutrients. Eat a snack and a meal if your are on a four-hour flight and double the quantity on a longer journey.

Importance of Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps regulate cortisol and prevent blood pressure from spiking in response to stressful situations — airports, customs clearance, for instance, rate high on the stress-o-meter. Regularly elevated levels of cortisol in the body suppress the normal functioning of the digestive system.

Water always helps: It is very important to drink water in sips rather than gulping it. It helps hydrate the body. It is better to drink water all through the course of the flight.

Avoid alcohol: It is important to avoid excess alcohol while flying. If you need to drink to sleep, drink white wine or vodka and no more than a glass or two. Stay off red wine and coloured spirits.

Probiotics are important: Flying makes you bloated because you are seated for so long. That creates pressure in your abdomen, interferes with your digestion and slows everything down. Probiotics which consist of helpful bacteria or yeast help digestion. Take a probiotic the day before you fly, on the day of the flight and a couple of days afterwards.

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