Evil foods to avoid in Mexico
You don’t go all the way up to Mexico without filling your mouth and heart with its exotic street food around every corner but, some people disagree. Horror stories of food poisoning and stomach ache are oft-heard by tourists and leaving the rest of them feeling conscious and fearful of what to expect of the Mexican cuisine. To make your life easier and your stomach lighter, we present to a list curated of the evil food you must avoid at all costs in Mexico!
Evil food number one: avoid unwashed vegetables and fruits! Just like anywhere in the world, pesticides and chemicals are used generously to artificially boost crop yield. Mexican citizens regularly caution to wash these vegetables and fruits with soap-liquid, salt or any antibacterial liquid. Do not drink tap water! Avoid tap water the best you can. While bottled water will cost you a few extra bucks, it’ll also save you from the trouble of ER and medical attention. Fair deal, right? Raw seafood and shellfish are a huge no-no too! No matter how top-quality it is, chances are that you may catch lethal bacteria from even a morsel left uncooked. Fancy getting salmonella? No? We thought so too! Avoid raw steak for your own safety, please.
Prepared meat usually sold by street-vendors (that have been sitting in the Mexican heat for nobody knows how long before you’ve set your eyes on it) is also dangerous for your poor stomach. Montezuma's Revenge? Not today! Savor the light buzz but don’t overindulge in alcohol for it will dehydrate you rapidly!
Order everything well-done and oh, the colorful fruits sold on streets? Say no to those too for they are rarely fresh. Stick to your restaurant meals, safe bottled water, and fresh food and you shall not be incurred with the wrath of food poisoning-hopefully!