The week before flying
Dose up on Echinacea root. Studies show taking Echinacea for five days before and after a long-haul flight reduces the risk of catching something on the flight. Happy days!
The day before flying
Pack your own healthy plane food such as homemade protein bliss balls, raw chocolate and veggie sticks. Click here for more healthy in-flight snack ideas.
The day of flying
Try get some exercise in before your flight to get your blood moving. This is especially important if you’re getting on an international flight. Also be sure to eat a protein-filled brekkie with lots of green veggies and drink lots of water.
On the flight
Drink a lot of filtered water to boost hydration. Try adding some super greens powder to your water every couple of hours while flying. Trust me, you’ll feel the difference! Also be sure to pack a scarf or pashmina. When the air on the plane starts to feel cold or bothers your throat, breathing through your scarf or pashmina will reduce the risk of getting a sore throat due to the cold air.
After the flight
Drink lots of water, exercise that day and fill up on protein and veggies to assist your body in post-flight recovery. If you think you’ll feel jet-lagged, pack some Valerian. This will help you fall asleep (and stay asleep!) at your destination without feeling groggy the next day.