A FLIGHT attendant has revealed the food and drinks you should never eat on a plane.
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And one experienced crew member has warned against drinking water on a flight.
Whytney, who works for a major US airline, said: “It all comes down to how often the pipes are clean.
“Most flight attendants won’t drink the tap water, coffee or tea.”
It means passengers could opt for bottled water to stay safe, and avoid dehydration by skipping the salty snacks.
Whytney told the Huffington Post, the issue isn’t so much in the U.S, but across other countries that don’t have similar regulations in place.
Meanwhile, other crew members suggested staying away from eating steaks and fillets because of how they are prepared.
A Delta Air Lines flight attendant, who wished to remain anonymous, told the outlet: “If you are particular about how your steak should be prepared, don’t eat it.”
“The ovens are so big, and there is only so much food that can fit in it.”
The way the food is cooked while thousands of feet in the air means meat usually comes out overprepared and tough to eat.
For Brits who enjoy a nice refreshing pint or glass of wine while flying, Whytney has some bad news.
She advised passengers to not have alcohol as it affects your body negatively on flight due to the high altitude.
Dr. Clare Morrison, a medical professional with MedExpress, told HuffPost UK: “The barometric pressure in the cabin of a plane is lower than it normally is.
“The lower level of oxygen in your blood means that you may seem more drunk in the air than you would on the ground after consuming the same amount of alcohol.”
If you do drink, try to avoid fizzy alcohol such as prosecco, champagne and fizzy mixers, as these can bloat you further.
Cheese is also advised to be avoided because they “aren’t too fresh”.
Whytney adds that passengers should also skip salty foods which include pasta, soups and sandwiches with meat in.
Something overly processed or too high in sodium may lead to dehydration-related headaches, constipation or fatigue.
Registered dietitian Vanessa Rissetto said: “Because of pressure shifts, some people retain water during a flight.”
She advised: “Try some electrolyte tabs or coconut water to help with hydrations and try whole foods like veggies and fruit, or lean protein to help you feel your best.”
When travelling as a family, avoid taking anything smelly onto the plane too – flight crew said their biggest annoyances are things like cooked eggs, fish and even broccoli.
One flight attendant said: “When you open the container the broccoli is in, if it’s cooked, oh my god, I want to barf. It’s so bad.”
Passengers were previously advised to skip any pasta – as it “doesn’t reheat well” – while bread rolls are so carb heavy that they can make your jet lag much worse.
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