Many people love to travel because of the local delicacies that they are aiming to eat in that certain place. Some of them would say that they really loved a certain place not just because of the beautiful sceneries it offers or the friendly people they have but especially because of the local foods that they offer. Eating new type of foods is like doing something out of your comfort zone. Some local delicacies may taste bad at first because of the reason that you are still not used it but you will surely like it once you already ate a lot. Taste buds sometimes take a little time to thoroughly distinguish the taste of a certain food.
Though eating delicious local foods can be a great experience to any traveler, still you should always be picky on what you eat and drink on your trip to avoid some diseases. Below are some of the tips that you should always put on your mind when you’re going to eat or drink during your trip.
Choose carefully the one serving the food.
You should always avoid food stalls or establishments that doesn’t comply proper ways of handling the foods. These establishments are so easy to spot because most of them have dirty areas and do not wear proper food handling attires. Most of their workers also don’t observe proper hygiene. Always avoid these kinds of food seller.
Avoid raw foods.
Raw foods are more prone to bacteria so it is not recommended for you to eat during your trip. Mostly these foods are also being processed through washing only and the water being used is just tap water. So eating it would be too risky unless you are the one who made it that you can be sure of its quality.
Always avoid drinking tap water.
Tap water is not really safe to drink because you didn’t know where it came from or how it was transported. Just drink bottle drinks that are stored in a proper temperature. Also avoid putting ice on your drinks as the water that was used to make it usually came from tap water. You can only consume tap water if you boiled it first to kill the bacteria on it.
Wash or peel the fruits you will eat.
Fresh fruits that you will buy from roadside stalls mostly contain dirt and bacteria so you should wash or peel them thoroughly first before you eat them. Only use bottled water to wash it or if you don’t have water, better buy those fruits that requires to be peeled first before eating like banana, orange, mango and etc.
Have your meals on crowded eateries.
A crowded eatery is an obvious sign that they are serving clean and delicious foods to their customer. So as you travel, better choose these kind of restaurants so that you can be sure that they will serve you a well processed food.
Wash your hands before eating.
This is a general rule to avoid bacteria from your hands contaminate the food you will eat. Be sure to bring a sanitizer that you can use if ever you are on an area where there is no water.
Eat hot foods hot, cold or frozen foods cold
Never let your hot food becomes cold if you will eat it. Same with frozen or cold foods for you to avoid bacteria from spreading on it. Bacteria cannot dwell on some certain temperatures that is why some foods are being processed by meeting the temperature requirement to eliminate these bacteria. However, eating them on temperature lesser to the standard makes them more prone to bacteria that might possibly hurt your system.