On a 5+ hour plane ride, we definitely want to feel healthy, light, and in good spirits. Since over 70% of our immune system is located in the digestive system, you may want to give more thought to your in-flight meal.
Although airplane menu items have come a long way from the tray of mystery meat and potatoes, there are seldom an array of items that suit everyone’s diet preference.
Pack your own snacks that will boost the immune system such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Nuts are full of antioxidants and are a source of mineral zinc, which help the immune system. To name a few: flax seeds, Brazil nuts, and almonds contain minerals which helps the immune system fight off illness and disease. Dried fruit is essentially fresh fruit, with the water removed. It can endure long flights and in some cases, the dehydration can cause the nutrients to become more concentrated.
TRY: Nuts.com provides an assortment of nuts, dried fruit, and seeds and each item is packaged in a variety of weight—perfect for your travel needs.