8 foods you should never eat before flying


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What you eat before you board can make a big impact on how you feel once you're in the air (and even how you feel once you land). Leave these dining disasters off your pre-flight checklist and avoid the dreaded "jet bloat," being the stinky seatmate, and other in-flight horrors. Read on to find out the eight foods you should never eat before flying.

Fried or Fast Food


Tempted by those ubiquitous airport fast-food restaurants? You should know that digestion is even harder for your body at 35,000 feet. Add that to the trouble the human digestive system already has processing saturated fats, and you've got a recipe for heartburn or an upset stomach. Scientists have also found that eating saturated fat can constrict blood flow, which could increase your risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

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