Want to kick of your vacation with plenty of energy? Don’t eat during the flight.
That’s how frequent flier Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder of luxury travel firm Indagare, maintains her rigorous travel schedule — one that keeps her in the air for up to 200,000 miles a year.
“Basically, at superhigh altitude, your digestive system shuts down completely,” she told Bloomberg earlier this month. “Someone said to me it’s like being under anesthesia.”
Gastroenterologist Partha Nandi agrees — sort of.
“The problem is when you are up 30 thousand feet, if you have gas or cramping, that gets ramped up and can make you feel a lot worse,” Nandi, author of “Ask Dr. Nandi” (out Sept. 12; North Star Way), tells The Post. “It makes your digestive system work harder and needs more energy . . . that’s the reason why you feel more tired.”
For that reason, he recommends avoiding foods that will make you gassy, such as greasy meats, beans and processed carbs, like bagels.