When you are jet-lagged, your body is all out of whack. What do people do when they feel out of whack? For energy, for comfort, for boredom, they Eat. Make that food work for you. There are actually foods that can quickly reduce and eliminate symptoms of Jet-Lag.
Get Up And Go
Protein produces the same chemicals your body produces when it’s time to get up and go in the mornings. Just landed in New York but you’re on London time? Don’t sleep the day away. Find one of those great 25-hr diners and grab Steak and Eggs, or these other protein sources:
Get Some Shut Eye
Paris may be the city that never sleeps, but if you want to cheat and get some shut eye, make use of the city’s world-renowned pastry shops. Carbohydrates aid in the production of serotonin, the sleepy chemical. Try some of these:
Whole wheat bread
Cream of Rice
Cream of Wheat
All Day Energy
Your itinerary has been slipped under your hotel room door. Meetings and sites to see from 7 am to last call for alcohol. Try these foods for energy:
Rye—The real wonder bread, rye is full of iron, which delivers oxygen to your cells and boosts energy.
Blueberries—the antioxidants and Omega-3 acids are good for your brain.
Oatmeal—your body quickly takes glucose out of carbohydrates and turns it into energy.
Watermelon—Vitamin C fights fatigue
Yogurt—the amino acid tyrosine helps in the production of dopamine and noradrenalin, keeping you alert.
Banana-Your brain Likes carbs! The sugar in the carbohydrates is easily turned into energy.
Apple—Don’t give your teacher an apple—keep it for yourself! Full of vitamin C, apples help in the production of neurotransmitters and the brains ability to turn sugar into energy.
Sardines—The Amino acid called tyrosine helps with mental function
Salmon—Bagel and Lox for breakfast! The omega 3 fatty acids keep blood vessels clear of blockages, allowing nerve cells to function at a high level.