New York Post: A nutritionist reviews several foods that can help minimize the effects of jet lag.

1. Watermelon: The dry air on planes can make passengers dehydrated which makes them feel groggy and uncomfortable during a flight. Staying hydrated is important to help keep you alert. “Mild dehydration can be a big culprit for feeling crummy when you travel,” nutritionist Serena Poon told Insider. Eating foods with a high water content can help fight feelings of fatigue and improve focus. That means you can avoid falling asleep during your flight, and can adjust to the time difference your destination country once you arrive.

2. Cucumbers: Sticking with the hydrating theme, cucumbers also have a high water content which can help keep you hydrated. They also contain antioxidants which can help reduce inflammation. That will help you sleep better and for longer, so you won’t be waking up in the middle of the night, or struggling to drop off.

3. Sour cherries: Sour cherries contain melatonin, which can help control your sleep patterns. Melatonin makes you fall asleep quicker and less likely to wake up during the night, which makes it a great source of help for jet lag.

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