Food by the rules: Travel meals
Food poisoning and intestinal disorders are leading the list of misfortunes that can ruin a vacation. The fact is that under the influence of heat and solar energy, bacteria multiply much faster than in the cold season. Once in the intestines, especially against the background of chronic dysbiosis, which affects 30% of the urban population, the infection causes a powerful reaction of the body and appears after 1−2 hours.
What to do:
1. Avoid perishable foods and raw foods. This is especially true for meat and fish, which, for example, are used in the preparation of sushi, carpaccio and other dishes. And, of course, follow the basic hygiene requirements - this rule is well known and easy to implement.
Such precautions should be observed several times more carefully if you are abroad, especially on another continent. Not because Africa or Asia is more “dirty” than Europe, although in some places this circumstance has to be taken into account, but primarily because on other continents a completely different microflora is developing, to which we, unlike local residents no immunity. It is this “unpreparedness” of the gastrointestinal tract for meeting with foreign bacteria that causes serious and long-lasting ailments as a result of poisoning. With the exact same poisoning in the homeland, dealing with the "native" pathogens of the infection, the body would cope in a few hours.
2. Going on a long excursion, take a lemon with you, pieces of which can be squeezed into the water: in addition to the refreshing and easy disinfecting effect, the lemon will come in handy if you are overcome by mountain or sea sickness during your trip.
Stock up on fresh (whole and necessarily washed) fruits, as well as drinking yogurt. Travel conditions are not the most favorable for the stomach. Dense, heavy food is especially difficult to digest, so it is worthwhile to schedule an impromptu fasting day for the tour. The same applies to food stocks, which we take "on a long journey."
3. Drink more water. 1.5−2 l of water per day (naturally only in bottles, and only a reliable brand) - the necessary minimum, especially when traveling in hot weather. A certain amount of cool water drunk every half an hour or an hour reduces hunger and helps the body maintain a normal metabolism, which can cause problems when changing time zones and diet.
The required minimum drinking water - 1.5 liters per day - helps maintain metabolism and adapt to climate change and new food.
Tasteful travel >>
When planning a trip, study in advance on guides or reviews on the Internet not only the sights, but also the local cuisine that you want to try. Often in hotels too "average" food, and in tourist places - the dominance of local fast food. Choose restaurants of traditional cuisine where not only tourists gather, but also locals.
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