Comments on: How to Travel Without Hugging the Bowl: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road http://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/ travel wide, live deep Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:02:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460240 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:12:15 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460240 We’ve been in a few dirty nail shared food situations as you describe. If you must eat, and often custom dictates that you do, you grin and bear it. (And I make certain to use a lot of hot sauce.) Outside of that, if the situation is almost constantly uncomfortable, then I think it’s time to mention the issue and if it does not get addressed to your needs, perhaps it’s time to move on. Good luck and eat well!

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460238 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:09:52 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460238 Thanks for the compliment and your contribution, Candice. We found Mexico to be OK. We ate a lot on the street in places like Oaxaca, San Cristobal, Merida, and all the little markets in between. Maybe our systems have adjusted, however.

As for healthy eating having to be expensive, I’m going to respectfully disagree with anyone making that argument. I’ve spoken to plenty of restaurant professionals and the filthy horror shows that they’ve described in some of the more expensive, higher-end kitchens where they worked was enough to convince me. Additionally, I’ve eaten plenty of street food from places that might look suspect to some, but in the end they are keeping their space relatively clean, they are cookings things fresh and thoroughly and experiencing a lot of turnover. I think those are some of the key magic ingredients to safe eating of street food around the world.

Eat and be well!

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By: Candicehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460220 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:39:12 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460220 Great article! My mom is also a firm believer in washing and peeling all fruit and veg in a foreign country. But as your post says a little bacteria is not so bad ha! Eating healthy while travelling can be a struggle especially if they are known for their amazing food *cough* Mexico *cough* there are even more articles stating that healthy eating can be expensive which I think is definitely open for debate in the food blogging community.

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By: Richardhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460216 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:57:32 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460216 well I spend a lot of time in Cambodia not yet been ill but I don’t eat too much as I find I can’t trust anyone.I suppose it would be better to eat at home and by your own fresh food.I have a girl friend in Cambodia and sometimes see her family,of cause that means eating with them but for me it’s a horrid exspeariance they eat with fingers and have so dirty nails and spit when they talk nothing is clean and they think I’m a snob. Okey what can I do about it? Give up the girl can’t educate her,may be I should go back to Australia.
Thanks for reading Richard.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459643 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:28:03 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459643 Thanks for your comment and contribution, Jenn. Absolutely critical to travel tummy health: nutrition and the variety required to keep it up.

I’ve also seen recent studies that suggest regular exercise keeps the gut in good bacteria, too.

Healthy travels!

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By: Jennhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459642 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:44:01 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459642 I think another good rule is to keep up your nutrition. I had an iron stomach eating street food like no other until I got married to my husband. He’s picky and vietnamese. Since it looked healthy (even if lacking variation) it took a major breakdown in health and several street food incidents before a doctor perscribed me major vitamins rather than medicine before I realized how unutritious fish and leafy greens every day were.

Now that I am eating a varied diet again (he still gets his fish and leafy greens, but not every meal) and the iron stomach and health is back and my body can fight most unwelcome desease itself. So keeping up your nutrition is important to being an adventurous traveling eater.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459576 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:54:21 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459576 Thanks, Ross. Glad you’ve enjoyed generally favorable digestive health during your travels.

I think we’ve all had a few of those “dashes to the toilet” you refer to.

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By: Rosshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459446 Mon, 26 May 2014 14:49:16 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459446 Great advice. I like the high turnover one. I never would have really thought of it but it make a lot of sense. I like you try to eat out of street stalls and from a few years abroad have never got properly sick. I have had to make a few dashes to the toilet though! I also agree that a gentle build up when in a foreign country is a good thing to get you used to the local germs.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1041671 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:53:45 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1041671 @Phyllis: Glad to hear you had such a good trip to India without any stomach ailments. We haven’t yet used the camelback UV water sterilizer, but it looks like a great device. We carry a Steripen which has a similar water purification function. Packs of trail mix and nuts are a great snack to bring along.

@Ric: Turnover is so important, whether at street stalls or at formal restaurants. We’ve heard many stories of people eating at high end restaurants to be on the “safe side” only to get sick there. Thanks for sharing your story!

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By: Ric Euteneuerhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1015844 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:12:56 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1015844 Great tips – I concur with them. We certainly agree with you on the high turnover stalls – we were a few years back in Ulcinj in Montenegro, the very definition of ‘the back of beyond’ hard up against the Albanian border, and we sashayed down the high street every night looking for something to eat – something our fellow German tourists regarded with some horror, as they headed for the expensive steak restaurant at the top of the high street, and we the cafe at the bottom, with a plentiful queue of Kosovar, Serbian and Albanian tourists. We were rewarded with (for €2 each) delicious and fresh kebabs – the other Germans with food poisoning, as the restaurant they visited didn’t actually shift that much food.

Infact, the only time I have ever suffered REALLY badly in 20 years of backpacking was after eating an undercooked McDonalds in Vienna.

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