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   Sep 06

Suck on a lemon to combat jetlag and apply ginger to soothe sunburn: Infographic reveals the best ‘super foods’ for travellers

Lemons contain properties that help to fight off dehydration

Potassium and magnesium in bananas serve as muscle relaxants

Quinoa is best for digestion problems, ginger is best for motion sickness

Travellers who are looking for a way to cope with jet lag after a flight across several time zones should stock up on lemons, bananas and cherries when they reach their destination.

They are some of the ‘super foods’ that serve as natural remedies when the body’s internal clock is disrupted after a long flight.

Lemons have properties that will help to fight off dehydration, bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium, which act as natural muscle relaxants, and cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, a hormone that helps to reset the body’s clock.

Tired travellers can also gorge on goji berries to enhance the quality of their sleep or eat fresh ginger as another source of melatonin, according to a Swissotel infographic that reveals the best ‘super foods’ for travellers.

Quinoa is best for digestion problems, ginger is a natural remedy for motion sickness and cantaloupe acts as an energy booster.

For holidaymakers who are spending time in the sun, the cytokinins from coconut water help to protect skin from premature ageing.

Source: Daily Mail


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