Drinking In Flight
- Alcohol triples in effect in flight and causes dehydration. If you do plan to drink alcohol, be sure to watch your consumption.
- Drink water—and lots of it to combat the dehydrating effects of air travel. Airline crews are advised to drink eight glasses per hour of in-flight time. Remember: more than half of our bodies are made up of one element: water.
- Carbonated beverages can make you feel bloated, since the gas expands at high altitude.
- Avoid salt and beverages like tomato juice with high salt content. Salt increases the fluid retention that bloats your feet and ankles.
- Carrot juice has been recommended for its ability to increase the oxygen in the bloodstream.
- Avoid tea and coffee: their diuretic properties only make you more dehydrated.
- Bring a bottle of water with you. Airplanes can run out on long flights and if so, you always have one to rely on.
- Flying and Your Health
- Eating in Flight
- Drinking in Flight
- Body Treats
- Sitting, Standing and Moving
- Staying Healthy: Drugs, Germs, Tobacco
- Jet Lag
- Fear of Flying
- Practical Travel Tips
- Before You Go...
- The Proper Documents
- In the Air...
- Rules & Regs
- With the Kids
- Drinking Alcohol
- At the Airport
This page originally published as part of the electronic Gourmet Guide between 1994 and 1998.
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