Jet Lag tips
To help recover from long flights and jet lag it is important to increase alkaline foods as flying can be stressful and create more acidity. Extra vitamin C and chlorophyll are also important to support the immune and better cope with stressful situations and jet lag. The best way to increase these is in natural plant based foods. Here are some simple dietary remedies that we suggest to our guests at SHA to help them enjoy happy travels.
Umeboshi Plum Balls
They are a wonderful travel companion as they are extremely alkaline, full of minerals that help increase energy, aid digestion, boost immunity, and improve liver functions. They also help to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the water, food and blood so great for travels to foreign locations.
It is a great snack for travelling as it is easy to carry in small packs. Nori is alkaline, and provides a good source of vitamin C, as well as omega 3 fatty acids, protein and minerals.
It is a wonderful addition, in the days before and after flying. It contains all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It stimulates the secretion of digestive fluids in the stomach and restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines. It also strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid and supports the immune system. Miso is high in antioxidants that protect against free radicals.
It is also known as twig or peasant tea and comes from the twigs, stems and stalks of the tea bush. It contains almost zero caffeine and is rich in vitamin C, calcium and antioxidants. Can be enjoyed alone or for an extra Vitamin C boost add a dash of lemon and a spoonful of rice syrup. The tea bags can be carried and enjoyed while flying.
Detox juice with spirulina
Spirulina is packed with calcium and protein. It has a high chlorophyll content which helps oxygenate the body and is especially beneficial after spending hours in airplane cabins. The flavor can be strong so add it to a refreshing vegetable juice such as carrot, apple, celery, cucumber, and lemon with a dash of cinnamon. Great for jet lag recovery.
Oat Porridge with berries, chia and flax seeds
Oats actually help the body produce melatonin more naturally. They are also full of vitamins and minerals that nourish the nervous system and make you more relaxed. Oats contain amino acids, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium and complex carbs that will provide an energizing first meal at your destination and assist in regulating sleep patterns. Berries pack a punch of vitamin C and the seeds provide extra omega 3 and protein.
It is an antioxidant that helps relieve stress-related conditions such as jet lag and free radical damage. Add Sauerkraut into your diet both before and after flying. When you ferment cabbage into sauerkraut, its vitamin C and antioxidant levels skyrocket. Enjoy a tablespoon a day.
Dark leafy green vegetables and broccoli
They are another great source of vitamin C and full of B vitamins which are energizing for the body. They keep you feeling refreshed and hydrated. Add a squeeze of lemon to nourish the liver and increase the C. You can even take a container of lightly steamed greens to enjoy while flying. Otherwise make sure to have plenty in the days before and after flying.
We hope that these tips will help you enjoy your next trip avoiding uncomfortable jet lag side effects! Also remember that we offer healthy food and special treatments aimed to improve travelling experience at Esenza by SHA, in Madrid Airport.