12 Things to Eat and Drink When Taking a Red-Eye

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3) Raw Vegetables and Salads

Before taking a red-eye flight, "Try to eat a balanced, healthy, full meal," says Charles Platkin, editor of Diet Detective, especially one including vegetables. "Even grabbing a salad in the airport will prevent you from opting for food served on the plane that's loaded with sodium, fat, and who knows what else," adds Brooke Alpert of B Nutritious. Keep in mind, though, that if packing raw vegetables for the flight, "avoid foods that may give you gas, such as beans, broccoli, or cauliflower, as it may become painful in flight," Tseng reminds us.