According to a report by CNN London’s Gatwick Airport is creating meals that will take the stress out of travelling in the form of “happy meals”.
Now before you think that they’re spiking peoples meals, the truth is far less sinister. For instance one restaurant has added a salmon citrus salad that promises to improve brain function while the Lebanese chain Comptoir’s falafel and fattoush salad is meant to keeps blood sugar levels steady.
Gatwick brought in nutritionist Jo Travers to spearhead the idea.
“There are certain foods that will help the ‘happy’ chemicals in your brain to keep flowing. Two key players are the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, along with amino acids tryptophan and theanine, which can contribute to the creation of serotonin, known to most as ‘happy hormones’.”
“Low levels of these chemicals can cause fatigue in addition to lowering existing levels of serotonin. Similarly, a deficiency of Omega 3, can lead to fatigue and mood swings.”
The new meals will be on trial at Gatwick for a month.
On a side note, when travelling avoid fast foods and sleeping pills. Sleeping pills on a long flight can give you lethal blood clots, while fast food can leave you feeling drained