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Food Tips For Non-Developed Countries

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Stomach problems should be avoided at all costs. Except in the most developed countries, consider the following guidelines:

  • When it comes to food, a good rule of thumb is boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it.
  • Avoid fruit and vegetable salads.
  • Stay away from raw seafood, undercooked, runny eggs and undercooked meat.
  • Avoid un-pasteurized milk and milk products.
  • Cooked food that has been allowed to stand for several hours should be thoroughly reheated.
  • Do not try to increase your intake of roughage on your trip.
  • Avoid food from street vendors no matter how inviting.
  • In third world countries, consider having the hotel pack meals for you.

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