Travel tips: Keep jet lag at bay

Conditions such as changing time zones and cabin pressure in planes can stress the body and adversely affect health. To reduce the incidence of jet lag, try including anti-oxidants such as selenium, betacarotene, pycnogenol and vitamins A, C, and E in your diet, which can strengthen the immune system and prepare the body for travel.

To combat jet lag try incorporating natural herbal stimulants into your diet. Cayenne, ginger, ginseng and ginkgo biloba are all thought to promote blood flow to the brain, improve memory and increase alertness.