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Passionfruit - a great and safe fruit to eat to avoid getting a “stomach bug” while traveling because you can peel it yourself. @detox2retox was creative enough to make delicious non & alcoholic drinks with them!
I got a stomach bug on my recent trip to Colombia for a few days. When I got home I immediately took activated charcoal (swipe right👉🏼), 2 pills every 2-3 hours starting at 7am and by dinner time my “travelers diarrhea” was gone. If caught right away, only a few pills are needed. Activated charcoal, has helped me in the past (when taking a bite of a raw piece of chicken) and I am definitely going to make this a staple when traveling.
According to the Mayo Clinic, high-risk destinations for traveler's diarrhea include many areas of Central & South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and most of Asia.Eastern Europe and a few Caribbean islands also pose some risk.
One will typically develop traveler's diarrhea after ingesting food or water that's contaminated with organisms from feces. These organisms are infectious agents - including various bacteria, viruses and parasites - that enter your digestive tract and overpower your defense mechanisms, resulting in signs and symptoms of traveler's diarrhea.
The reason natives of high risk countries are not affected in the same way is because their bodies have become accustomed to the bacteria and have developed immunity to them.
1. Don't consume food from street vendors.
2. Avoid unpasteurized milk & dairy products.
3. Avoid raw or undercooked meat, fish and shellfish.
4. Steer clear of moist food at room temperature.
5. Eat foods that are well-cooked and served hot.
6. Stick to fruits and vegetables that you can peel yourself, such as bananas, oranges and avocados. Stay away from salads and unpeelable fruits, such as berries.
7. Avoid ice
8. Drink only bottled water. Brush teeth with bottled water.
There is also some research out there that taking CERTAIN TYPES of probiotics can help with prevention- something I will look into this before my next travels to a higher risk area. at Cartagena, Colombia