How to combat jet lag: Researchers suggest specific food along with exercise


Dealing with a jet lag is an absolute nightmare. There is never-ending nausea, headache and a perennial sense of daze. However, there are a few ways to rejuvenate and shrug off the lag. Exercising remains one of the most potent ways to combat this menace – says a latest study published in The Journal of Physiology.

This study was conducted by a group of researchers at Arizona State University. The studies revealed that regular exercise can shift the human body clock.

“Exercise has been known to cause changes to our body clock. We were able to clearly show in this study when exercise delays the body clock and when it advances it,” said lead author Shawn Youngstedt, from the varsity.

“This is the first study to compare exercise’s effects on the body clock, and could open up the possibility of using exercise to help counter the negative effects of jet lag and shift work,” he further added.

Apart from this, there are also specific foods which help in overcoming jet lag. The body becomes acclimatized to a specific diet as per the region and hence, when the area changes, adjustments should be made as far as the diet is concerned.

Hence, it becomes very important to eat the right food and to incorporate a few things in the diet.

  1. Lemon: There are active antioxidants in lemon and one must gulp down a glass or two of lemon water to revitalize the senses after a long flight. This also helps in hydrating the body and gives it an important dosage of alkalies which goes a long way in helping the body to adapt to the new cycle.
  2. Banana: The fruit for all seasons – bananas come replete with tryptophan and this helps in increasing the serotonin in the body which is a great way to soothe your nerves and help in fixing the sleeping schedule.
  3. Ginger: One of the biggest complaints after a long flight is of nausea and indigestion and this is where ginger can be extremely helpful.

So, if you travel a lot and struggle with jet lag, try these techniques. Also, share with your friends.

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