With the holidays just around the corner, many people are making travel arrangements to visit their family, friends, or just to take a vacation. Though travelling is quite exciting, it can also come with some upsetting minor side effects like bloating or gas. What you take in before travelling has a big impact on your health as well as mood. Therefore, ensure that you do not overload yourself before you take off. If you’re travelling by train, you must be careful about what you eat as the journey is longer and if your belly isn’t supportive, your travel could become a big mess. If you’re flying, you should keep a check on what you consume as ‘jet-bloat’ can easily make you feel uneasy and irritated. Likewise, driving a vehicle ‘non-stop’ and smelling the gasoline can also make you feel uncomfortable. So, listed here are 11 foods that you need to avoid while travelling. Rule them out from your diet even if they’re healthy. Just try to eat light and also carry plenty of healthy fluids.

1. Beans and Other Legumes

For apparent reasons, it is smart to exclude food items that promote intestinal gas, as the pressurized setting inside the plane cabin stimulates the feeling of an overfilled balloon. Beans are one of the most common contributors when it comes to ‘gas causing’ food items. The gas that develops inside your tummy and gastro-intestinal tract can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable. The list does not end up just with beans – you will want to look out for other healthy veggies like broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, peas and onions which could make you feel gaseous.

2. Garlic

Garlic is tasty, but it surely does stick around on your breath as well as in body odor. Garlic consists of sulfuric substances that are assimilated into the bloodstream and lungs. Therefore you are literally breathing out that garlic odor (even after brushing your teeth), and it is also leaking out of the body pores. So just for the sake of your seatmate, neglect that garlic pasta prior to boarding the flight.

3. Alcohol

Alright, it isn’t a food, but you must still stay away from this drink while travelling. That vodka or beer might hit the spot, however it is also dehydrating. It helps ease the fear of air travel and may serve as a ‘liquid-sleeping’ pill. But physicians point out that taking in alcoholic beverages before or during air travel must be avoided – and it can contribute to travelers having problems getting back to sleep once they wake up.

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