Going On A Cruise? Eat This To Avoid Seasickness
I love going on cruises. I hate riding on boats. That ladies and gentlemen is what you could call an ironic enigma but instead of you Googling what that means let me just tell you.
Cruises, to me, are a great way to see a lot of destinations and only unpack once. However, when I ride on boats, large or small, I get very motion sick. How on Earth can you combine the two?
It's actually pretty easy. I take precautions before, during, and even after the cruise has docked and I am back at home. You probably know about Dramamine. That wonder drug and its generic counterparts have sailed with me from Australia through the Panama Canal and into the fjords of Norway. It works. It also makes you sleepy which doesn't bode well for those who want to stay up late for the midnight buffet.
Funny I should mention food because that's usually the last thing a person with seasickness wants to discuss. You did know that the word nauseous was derived from a Greek word meaning ship, didn't you? But food and the food you eat onboard a cruise ship can help you feel better.
Among the tried and true "cures" for motion sickness are ginger ale and saltine crackers. You've probably tried those. But have you tried this rather common fruit to ward off your whim-whams? The fruit in question is a good old fashioned Granny Smith Apple.
If you're into the science behind why the sour apples seem to quell the uneasy feeling in your belly when you're on a boat. It has to do with pectin. The pectin neutralizes the acid in the stomach. This, while the apples natural sugars help settle your belly.
Please note that the "green apple" method works only in apple form. Don't try to sneak a bottle of Absolut Apple on the ship and call it medicine. The ship's crew won't fall for it and the alcohol could increase the likelihood of you losing your lunch during the belly flop contest.