Health Tip: Eating in a Strange Land

What to eat, and what to avoid

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(HealthDay News) -- If you're traveling abroad, you're going to be tempted to try local dishes.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions for what to eat while in a foreign country:

  • Avoid all raw foods -- even fruits and vegetables.
  • Make sure food is served very hot and cooked thoroughly. Avoid all foods that have been sitting at room temperature for a long period.
  • Don't buy food from street vendors. Eat only at restaurants.
  • If you do eat fruits, only consume those on which you can peel the skin before eating.
  • Stay away from unpasteurized dairy products.

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