I love eating fruits and vegetables, especially when I travel. However, I’ve gotten food poisoning when I am in places like Mexico and China.
When you travel, you only eat food that are piping hot or ice cold if you want to reduce your chances of getting food poisoning. I have a weakness for fresh fruit, especially local fruits that are expensive or shipped great distances. Hence, I often come home with a bad case of food poisoning at the end of my trip when I can no longer resist the temptation.
When traveling abroad, especially in countries where they have questionable water:
- Do not eat fruits unless you peeled it yourself.
The peel protects the fruit from bacteria found in the local soil and tap water that could give you food poisoning. However, if you have someone else peeling the fruit for you, that person might introduce bacteria to the fruit if they use a contaminated knife or their contaminated hands.
- Do not eat salads.
What kind of water do you think they are using to rinse the vegetables?
- Do not eat vegetables unless it is fully cooked or piping hot.
Hopefully, the next time I travel, I will remember to not eat the location fruits. Too bad I cannot bring my own stash of fruits with me when I travel to a foreign country.
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