If you’re ever going to take anyone’s advice on what to eat, and what not to eat on a plane, then flight attendants should be your number one source for that info.
I found an article on HuffPost.com written by Anna Rahmanan in which she interviewed several flight attendants. She wanted to find out which foods and beverages they avoid on a plane. Most of them bring insulated coolers with their own food from home. That way, they’re not eating food that’s already been cooked, and then heated up for service.
The Number One Food To Avoid On A Plane
Per Rahmanan’s article, the number one food to avoid, is actually a beverage. Avoid tap water and beverages made with it on a plane. Coffee, tea, and any drink with ice cubes should be avoided.
Why? Apparently, it’s because each airline varies in how often they clean the tap water pipes. Bottled water is fine. The flight attendants did point out that most U.S. airlines are pretty good about cleaning those pipes. But, they weren’t too confident foreign airlines are as careful.
Other Food Items To Avoid On A Plane
The HuffPost.com article explains that it’s not a great idea to order steaks and fillets. These items have already been cooked, and probably, overcooked. Then, they get heated up again for service on a plane.
Other lunch or dinner items are high in sodium and salt, and you may want to stay away from those items too. It’s already difficult to remain hydrated in the atmosphere on a plane. Salt, alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea will all increase your chances of becoming dehydrated.
And, they also mentioned the cheese trays. Why? Because these types of products on a plane are shelf stable. They don’t need to be refrigerated. So, they’re filled with preservatives.
Your Go-To Foods On a Plane
So, what do the flight attendants interviewed for Rahmanan’s article recommend instead? Whole foods such as veggies and fruit. And, if you don’t like to drink bottled water, they recommend coconut water to stay hydrated on a plane. Electrolyte tablets work for you too.
Hope this helps you enjoy your next flight a little more. Bon appetit!
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