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clarification on what to eat

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clarification on what to eat

We'll be traveling to Mexico for the first time, staying at the Paraiso Maya. I know you are supposed to drink bottled water, stay away from vegetable salads, and eat only fruit that has been peeled. But, what about ice? They use crushed ice in all those wonderful fruity drinks, and i want to make sure we have a great trip and no one gets sick. Thanks

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1. Re: clarification on what to eat


I am not sure where you got your information from...

When staying at the resorts, you can eat and drink everything that is prepared for you, wheter it is on the buffet or not

all the water in the resorts is filtered and is fine.

If you travel off resort, to say Fifth avenue..again, the food and such in the restaurants is FINE.

What you would not want to do, is order something from a STREET VENDOR. I dont even do that in Boston or NYC...you have no idea the sanitation of the cart.

Some hotels have non potable water in the rooms, but it will tell you that right on the sink.

Mexico is not a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY...you are not venturing into the deep congo, rather a major civilved metroplotan area.

Relax and enjoy. You have more chance of drinking too many frozen drinks and getting dehydrated and the runs from the mass quantity of fruit you are drinking.

Drink lots of water and stay hydrated, and relax.


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2. Re: clarification on what to eat

Here's some information from the US State Department:


To prevent illness, you should take the same precautions in Mexico as you would at home. Cold food should be cold and hot food hot. Above all, keep your hands clean. When swimming, don't ingest the water from the pool/ocean.

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3. Re: clarification on what to eat

You should be able to eat everything and there is not a problem with the ice. Use the bottled water when you brush your teeth. Remember hot food should be hot and cold food should be cold. Do not eat anything that is not the proper temperature.

We take acidopolis before we go and during the time we are there. Also take along some Pepto Bismol in case you do experience an upset.

We have been 9 times and never had the first problem.


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