BEFORE you tuck into your airline meal, you might want to give the bread roll a miss.
Experts have revealed why you should never eat it, unless you want to feel ill after landing.
Dr. Charles Platkin, executive director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, reviewed a number of airline meals, and warned that heavy carbohydrate foods won’t fill you up, and will also leave you feeling tired when arriving.
Sadly, that also means food like pasta and cakes are also off the list unless you want to feel ill on holiday.
He told Travel & Leisure: “Eating lots of heavy carbs such as pasta with thick, dense sauces, breads, muffins or cakes will leave you feeling lethargic, cranky, and not full or satisfied
“Your blood sugar levels will spike and then fall, which will negatively impact how you feel.”
Not only that, but they won’t even taste as good in the sky as you expect them to.
Taste buds are affected by the difference in cabin pressure, which decreases the levels of oxygen in your blood.
That means the part of your nervous system that responds to smells becomes less sensitive, making your sense of smell even worse.
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Fritz Gross, director of culinary excellence at LSG Sky Chefs Asia Pacific explained that there are two meals to pick if you want them to taste good – and its rice or stews.
This is because they can be reheated easily without losing texture or flavour.
He said: “We can simmer it and reheat it over and over and it will still be a stew.”
Thankfully there are things to do which can help you taste better, if you really want to tuck into the creamy pasta meal.
Professor Charles Spence, an expert on taste and food, said the noise of the engine on a plane can make food taste more bitter by up to 10 per cent.
He told the Telegraph: “Donning a pair of noise-cancelling headphones could actually be one of the simplest ways in which to make food and drink taste better at altitude.
“The lower cabin pressure, dry cabin air and loud engine noise all contribute to our inability to taste and smell food and drink.”
And these are the five drinks you should also never order on a flight – and the one that you should.