Eating is definitely the best part when traveling. But this thing that we do for at least three times a day puts us at risk of falling ill, especially in places where food and water are unsanitary. Depending on which part of the world you are in, stay unharmed by Montezuma’s revenge as we give you tips on fending off bacteria, parasites and viruses as you leave your footprints around the world.
1. Raw Food
Raw foods are subjected to contamination and travelers should try to avoid anything uncooked and unpasteurized since there’s no heat to kill any bacteria that may be present.
2. Tap Water
Always, always, always boil water from unknown sources before gulping it down. As contaminated water is one of the world’s leading causes for illnesses, avoid consuming beverages that may be mixed with local tap water supply or ice, since freezing does not kill most microorganisms.
3. Street Food
The horror! Can you imagine going to Taiwan Shilin Night Market or Thailand Chatuchak Market and not indulging yourself in their street food? We can’t either! You are going to find a lot of mouth-watering food by the street and it is going to be tough resisting them.
some of the more dreadful diseases like Trachoma (a potentially blinding eye disease caused by bacteria), Scabies (a persistent irritating rash caused by tiny crawling mites) and Podoconiosis (swollen limbs with thickened skin).