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By Annabel Fuller

 

Dear CT,

Thoughts on partaking in eating the native food, as someone with a sensitive stomach and what’s the best ways to minimize the risks of getting sick.

Safe Travels,

Tom from Singapore

 

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your question!

The first piece of advice we have is to maintain a healthy diet. We know this can be hard while on the road but ensuring you’re eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and proteins will keep your gut strong. We also recommend starting your day with yoghurt. Yoghurt is full of good probiotics that keep your tummy’s eco-system in balance, eating just one serve a day can keep you feeling GOOD. Additionally, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. If you are in a country with unsafe tap water, only drink bottled water even if your hotel/restaurant/ tour bus or water fountain claims it’s filtered. As for trying local cuisine, you know your body best! If you’ve taken good care of yourself throughout the day and the food looks safe and tasty, give it a try. Use your intuition to judge the hygiene and food safety of the restaurant before diving in. Don’t let your fear get in the way of exploring native cuisines.