One of the few “hard to accept” facts about traveling is the segregation of food items. Generally, travelers are also foodies who live in constant danger of getting illness caused by eatables. Therefore, you must read the blog to learn the art of eating healthy while visiting a new location.
More than often, water quality in developing countries is questionable. It can be contaminated with parasites, bacteria, and many viruses that will harm your gut bacteria. It can lead to cramps, aching tummy, constipation, and the worst of all- diarrhea.
On a more serious level, you can get infected by hepatitis, typhoid, or cholera. Before going to such destinations complete your vaccination dosages as these germs can travel back to your country as souvenirs.
While traveling, you must reach out to local markets for eating fresh food. Ordering seafood even if you are miles away from the shoreline is quite risky. Rather, you must try out the region’s specialties to eat like a local.
Purchasing native food items will guarantee freshness, will be better suited as per the climatic conditions, and you will also boost the independent local trade. You will also get recommendations about delicious food and new places to visit.
As a rule of thumb, you must overlook so-called fresh salad leaves like spinach, cos, or iceberg even at reputable restaurants. Probably, they have been washed with tap water which has already topped our list. Such eatables can instantly upset your tummy and even force you to take emergency medical treatment.
Meanwhile, there is no harm in eating full cooked veggies and those with a thick protective skin.
Our very own delicious protein-rich breakfast is not so healthy while traveling. If you do not have any option apart from eating them, then make sure that they have been fully cooked. Runny eggs over a portion of pasta, salad or steak are a comfortable breeding ground for salmonella which can result in fever, tummy cramps, and diarrhea.
Despite the fact that most of us love eating meat, especially at leisure times, we should thoroughly examine it beforehand. Traveling abroad opens up numerous dishes based on meat which are hard to resist.
Then comes the risk of eating undercooked or stale meat. You must no eat at restaurants and vendors that seem devoid of customers as their chances of serving fresh meat are really low.
Instead, head out for more popular locations where locals enjoy their food. You can also go to a fine dining restaurant as they generally offer a better quality of food.
Ice is a compulsory ingredient of many drinks including mojitos and other mocktails, but it is better to drink them plain as the ice might have been made from local tap water. After avoiding tap water and salads, you might not want to fall for ice made from impure water. Stay away from ordering “on the rocks” and instead go for a neat drink.