Avoiding Stomach Bugs While Traveling Orem UT

Be sensible about what you put in your stomach and save yourself from unwanted tummy troubles with some adventure travel advices.

Sports Authority
(801) 225-9500
University Mall, 634 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Holiday hours may vary.

Cascade Golf Center
(801) 225-3570
1313 East 800 North
Orem, UT
 
Park'S Sportsman
(801) 717-2959
644 N State St
Orem, UT
 
Backyard Adventures
(801) 226-2267
1327 N State St
Orem, UT
 
Milosport/Orem
(801) 426-4300
359 E University Pkwy
Orem, UT
 
Hansen Mountaineering
(801) 226-7498
1799 N State St
Orem, UT
 
Majestic Waters
1690 N State St
Orem, UT

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Play It Again Sports
(801) 226-0909
894 N State St
Orem, UT
 
Gear 4 Guys
(801) 426-5818
575 E University Pkwy Ste 10
Orem, UT
 
Gold's Gym
(801) 765-4653
44 East 800 North
Orem, UT
 
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Avoiding Stomach Bugs While Traveling

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Stomach Sense

Eat, drink and be merry - safely

By Charmian Christie

Most travelers to Mexico have heard of Montezuma's Revenge and heed the cliché advice, “Don't drink the water .” But Mexico isn't the only country where you can pick up a nasty stomach bug, and drinking water isn't the only source. Tainted water can make its way into ice cubes, salads and other edible items you don't suspect. What's more, up to 50 percent of travelers will have some form of digestive upset while traveling to destinations without standard Western hygiene. Even if food looks, smells and tastes normal, it could still be contaminated. And just because the locals are chowing down with no ill-effect doesn't mean you have the iron stomach required to keep the meal down.

Healthy Handling Habits

  • Wash your hands before eating or handling food.
  • Hit the bottle - bottled water, soft drinks, wine, beer and pre-packaged juices are usually safe. Make sure the seal hasn't been tampered with.
  • Eat fruit and vegetables you can peel yourself.
  • Eat only freshly prepared food, provided it's cooked thoroughly and served to you hot off the stove.

Habits to Avoid

  • Even if the drinking water has passed inspection, don't rely on kitchen staff to practice safe food preparation. Play it safe and avoid:
    • Ice cubes
    • Salads
    • Leftovers
    • Undercooked or uncooked foods - dairy and eggs are especially dangerous
    • Brushing your teeth in tap or unsterilized water. Use bottled water or let your teeth get fuzzy for one night.
    • Sampling from street vendors. There's no guarantee these dishes have been refrigerated or cooked properly. They can also be left exposed to flies all day. And we all know what flies eat.
    • Raw food. Sushi may be chic, but raw fish is a recipe for intestinal disaster.

When Disaster Strikes

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we eat something that disagrees with our system. If you get diarrhea, don't panic. Although you think it will never end...

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