The disruption to your body clock due to a variation in time zones may leave you exhausted after long-haul flights. This is commonly known as jet lag.
One of the ways to fight jet lag is by eating protein rich food such as an egg for breakfast. Other helpful protein rich foods include meat, fish, cheese, yogurt and beans.
Among their benefits, the amino acids in foods high in proteins stimulate the brain and contribute to alertness and an up-beat mood.
Carbohydrate-rich foods, on the other hand, have exactly the opposite effect. Sugary beverages and cereals, bread products and cakes, jams, preserves and potatoes all will help to induce sleep.
To make the most of your day after a long-haul flight, coordinate when you eat these 2 types of foods. Have an omelet, cheese or yogurt for breakfast on the plane to start your day. Just before you’re ready to go to sleep, splurge on a pastry for dessert with a glass of sweet tea.