Four Ways Not to Acquire Food Poisoning During Holiday Travels

Sri Yanti Nainggolan    •    11 Januari 2017 15:18 WIB
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Four Ways Not to Acquire Food Poisoning During Holiday Travels
The food sold at the roadsides may have different hygienic standards with the restaurants. (Photo: Picdn)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Having food poisoning during holiday travels may disrupt your trip and enjoyment. 
 
To avoid this, here are several issues you need to pay attention to when dining and drinking in new locations.
 
1. Do not drink tap water
 
If you are traveling to developing countries, consume packaged water that contains H2O and use the water to brush your teeth. Avoid beverages with ice cubes or from tap water to be safe from bacterias or small viruses in it. 
 
2. Order cooked foods
 
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leaf and seeded vegetables are sources of food poisoning, therefore avoid raw foods. 
 
3. Do not buy foods from street vendors
 
The food sold at the roadsides may have different hygienic standards with the restaurants. You do not know how long the ingredients or foods have been kept. If you are still interested in trying, make sure it is directly cooked when you order it. 
 
4. Preparation 
 
Consume medications that may prevent problematic stomach, such as Pepto-Bismo. A research shows that swallowing two ounces of liquid or two chewing tablets four times a day before and during your travel may reduce the risks of poisoning. 



(WAH)