Travel Tips: Food and Travel

TRAVEL TIPS: FOOD AND TRAVEL
How many times have you experienced it? People try to lean up for vacation, just to eat like crazy for the week they are out of town and end up feeling puffy and sluggish coming home. Vacations are a time to let go a bit...

How many times have you experienced it? People try to lean up for vacation, just to eat like crazy for the week they are out of town and end up feeling puffy and sluggish coming home. Vacations are a time to let go a bit and enjoy your food without guilt. You want to feel amazing on vacation, not experience bloating and crazy digestive distress.

Here I am sharing some tips to make you settle with your new foods and drinks during traveling!

Wherever you are planning to go, it does get challenging to mix travel with good food, drinks and exercise. Travel doesn’t have to be the death of your diet. A little bit of planning and some strategic packing will make you feel at home no matter where you are. Being flexible and adventurous in what you eat and drink is a mark of maturity and adaptability.

Don’t bother with the food poisoning argument while trying new food, it’s a total cop-out. Food borne illness is typically a result of unhygienic conditions or improper handling, both of which are more likely to occur in a fast-food joint where employees don’t have a stake in the cuisine than in a family-owned hole-in-the-wall in Chinatown.

The first and most fundamental reason to try new foods is the thrill of the unknown. When it comes to eating, it’s basically a low-risk and high-reward scenario: The worst that happens is you eat something disgusting and feel like you may vomit; more likely, you enjoy something new and share an adventure with your friends. You also build up a tolerance for surprise and sensory shock — you prepare yourself for that unexpected situation in which you don’t have the luxury to choose what you eat, like on an exotic vacation or if your plane crashes.

Why should you try new foods? Well I have sort out these 4 reasons:
1) Adds a variety of vitamins and minerals to your diet.
2) It allows your palate to experience new and different flavours (and textures).
3) It broadens your food spectrum so you aren’t eating the same foods all the time.
4) And, a little sense of adventure never hurt anyone. (Personal Lust List :p Having lion meat burger at Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Arizona and Snake blood cocktail at Snake Alley, Taiwan). The truth hurts, and yeah, it might hurt your intestines for an hour or two, but you’ll live 🙂

It’s not just about the food. The risks you take at the dinner table are extensions of the way you live. If you’re uncomfortable trying new foods — if you’re not excited at the prospect, even — then it probably says something about your sense of adventure and comfort with danger.

Happy Traveling!

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