So you are traveling to Central America and concerned about what foods are safe to eat? Well this week’s tip is more of a suggestion on what is best to eat when you leave your country on vacation.
I’ll start by saying that any foods that have been boiled are generally safe, as well as fruits and vegetables that have to be peeled before eating. Avoid eating uncooked or undercooked meat or meat that is not cooked just prior to serving.
You should also stay away from foods that require a lot of handling before serving. This is because even if the food is good the hands of the people handling it may not be a 100% clean.
One of your favorite foods at home is on the safe list on the road. Pizza, because the dough, sauce, and cheese are foods that are less likely to spoil than others, and the high heat of a pizza oven tends to kill any harmful bacteria in the food.
You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t drink the water in some countries overseas. This is why: Water supplies in developing countries are not treated in the same way as water supplies in developed countries. I would suggest you drink only bottled water when traveling. Even if you’re brushing your teeth, rinsing contact lenses, drinking a small glass of water to wash down pills, or adding ice to your drink.
This is important info for when Travel the World With Your Family, so that you can travel more and be sick less.