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Avoid 4 Food Poisoning Remedies While Travelling
- Don’t Drink the Water? Remedies
Vacation horror stories – everyone’s heard them. From losing a passport to getting sunburned to staying at a dumpy hotel – there are countless things that can put a damper on a vacation that’s supposed to be fun, relaxing, and easy. Another common and terrible possibility while traveling outside of the country is food poisoning. You’ve probably been told, “Don’t drink the water!” Do you really need to follow that advice? Is there anything else you need to do to protect yourself? Here are some suggestions on how to avoid food poisoning while traveling.
- What to Know About Water Food Poisoning Remedies?
In general, yes, you should not drink local water in developing countries. “First-world” countries like those in Europe are safer, but sometimes a blanket ban on local water is the only way to be sure you won’t get sick from it. Only drink from bottled water (make sure the seal hasn’t been broken), and use bottled water to brush your teeth, wash your hands, etc. Ask your hotel if the water is filtered. At restaurants, ask for bottled water, and do not use the ice.
However, here’s the real deal: When on vacation, you’re more likely to get food poisoning from actual food than you are from drinking the water. In many countries, especially areas with a lot of tourism, bottled water is the standard in restaurants and other public places, and oftentimes ice is bought from safe distributors and not made from the local water.
- How to Order Food in Restaurants to Avoid Food Poisoning Remedies?
When you’re out to eat, especially at local places, it’s important to choose your food very carefully. Food poisoning is actually most commonly related to food that is undercooked or improperly stored. Always order food that is fully cooked (no raw oysters, for example). The best way to order in a local restaurant is to eat what the locals are eating. Ask for dishes that the other patrons are eating. Don’t order food that the restaurant doesn’t specialize in, either. For example, don’t order tofu at a seafood restaurant – unpopular items may be too old to eat safely. Also, don’t order American food in foreign countries. Before you even get to look at the menu, choose your restaurant wisely. Eat at a place that’s popular and busy, and avoid small, empty, or unknown establishments.
- Food Poisoning Remedies: Carefully Eating the Local Cuisine
Sometimes you won’t get food poisoning or sickness because of toxic food or germs; you can also get sick from eating food your body is unfamiliar with. This means even if you order what the locals are eating, there’s still a chance that you could react badly to it if you’re not used to it. When trying new foods, it’s a good idea to eat them in small portions. Quickly overindulging can lead to stomach problems. Gradually introduce the local cuisine into your diet by trying to order meals that are a combination of new, local foods and foods that you’re used to. Try to avoid eating food from outdoor vendors who may be unable to properly store or prepare foods