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The 6 Worst Foods to Eat Before Flying

For starters, greasy foods contain high levels of fat, and high-fat foods take much longer to digest than protein and carbohydrates.

Fried food

Maybe you're scarfing down a beer with some chips and salsa before your flight, or perhaps you grabbed a bag of potato chips to tide you over until you make it to your destination. 

High-sodium foods

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, etc., are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. 


You go through pressure changes when you're on an airplane, and this can cause your intestines to expand.


A common bloating food is garlic, which contains high levels of a type of fiber called fructans.


Both garlic and onions are high in fructans, which again are those fibers that some people have an unrecognized intolerance to.


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