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 Fri, 29 May 2015 22:30:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Laurahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1462507 Tue, 26 May 2015 15:52:50 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1462507 Great tips and totally agree with all of them! The main place we have been particularly careful on our travels was in India last year. Based on a recommendation from a friend we decided to take some probiotic pills (acidophilus) prior to going and whilst we were there and we also avoided meat completely and stuck to veggie only (plus seafood when close to the sea!). Whether we were lucky or not, this seemed to work a treat as neither of us got sick once in the 6 weeks we were there! :) People might think this is a little overcautious but we definitely didn’t feel like we missed out by doing this as there are soooo many amazing veggie options in India – we absolutely LOVED the food and tried lots of different dishes. Masala Dosa was a favourite! :)

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1461977 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:41:54 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1461977 Thanks for sharing your tips and experience, Bill. Excellent advice. Specifically, wash your hands after handling menus. They are filthy. Basically, if you can, wash your hands just before you actually begin to eat.

Vinegar is a terrific idea, too. And non-toxic, which is a plus.

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By: Billhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1461963 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:05:43 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1461963 My wife and I are retired and travel quite a lot. Your advice is really good and we do everything that you suggested in your blog. We always carry hand sanitizer with us at all times. One tip that I could add is to be sure and clean your hands after handling menus as they are quite dirty. As for washing fruits and vegetables, we use a mixture of vinegar and water at home. Cleanliness is a priority with us.

You’re also right about organized tours. We went with Smart Tours to India and about a quarter of the people in our group got sick. We always travel with an assortment of medication for emergencies so we shared some of it with them.

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By: Mianhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460908 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:56:50 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460908 Pragmatic tips but fortunately i am good with food on the road. But i do have guess that whats happens to people who have not “that easy stomach” :)

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460349 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:23:11 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460349 Eat right and exercise. Generally sound principles for life, whether you happen to be traveling or even staying at home. When people find out our age, they ask, “How do you do it?” Travel might be a part of it, but healthy living principles related to diet, exercise and movement are definitely at the core.

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By: Brandon @ The Yoga Nomadshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1460338 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:51:58 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1460338 Great tips here! I generally agree with only eating peeled fruits and veggies. However, I’ve been eating apples daily and tomatoes weekly for the past 8 months in places like India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar and haven’t been sick at all! Maybe I’m pushing my luck by writing it down 😉

I would also add “working out” into the mix as it’s been shown to boost our immune systems!

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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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