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Beans and broccoli causing turbulence in the sky: Foods to avoid when flying

Beans and broccoli causing turbulence in the sky Foods to avoid when flying

TRAVELLERS are being advised to remove beans, bread and broccoli from their diet before flying.

The three Bs are among a range of foods that can produce two more Bs – belching and bloating – by causing gases in the stomach to expand. The result, known as Jet Bloating, is lose-lose for the sky-high traveller and those within close proximity.

In 2006 a flight in the US was forced to divert and land after passengers noted a suspicious smell in a bathroom.

The odour was that of a spent match, lit by a fellow passenger to disguise an unfortunate wind incident.

Singapore Airlines has released a guide on how to prevent bloating, fatigue, jet lag, travel sickness and indigestion whilst flying, recommending you go easy on deep fried goodies (slow indigestion), salty snacks (water retention), carbonated drinks and peaches (gas) in the lead-up to take-off.