Avoiding Stomach Bugs While Traveling Santa Fe NM

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

Sports Authority
(505) 473-3555
Santa Fe Place/Villa Linda Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, #1404
Santa Fe, NM
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Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
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Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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Alpine Sports Inc Ski Equip
(505) 983-5155
121 Sandoval St Bsmt
Santa Fe, NM
 
Fanzz Sports Apparel
(505) 471-4949
1180 Villa Linda Mall
Santa Fe, NM
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 474-4260
2860 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Accessory Annex
(505) 983-3007
1512 Pacheco St Ste C104
Santa Fe, NM
 
Cottam'S Ski Shops
(505) 982-0495
1/2 Way Up Ski Basin Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
High Desert Angler
(505) 988-7688
460 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Famous Footwear
(505) 424-7206
3537 Zafarano Dr Ste C
Santa Fe, NM
 
Factory Brand Shoes
(505) 438-2778
8380 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Desert Tees & Sporting Goods
(505) 424-4400
851 W San Mateo Rd Ste 2
Santa Fe, NM
 

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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