Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

My wife got a good chuckle when she heard I was going to write a blog article on healthy international cuisine. After all, I am not exactly Julia Child around our house, as my version of a self prepared healthy meal is steak, Rice-a-Roni (the butter and herb version), and tossed salad with ranch dressing. I reminded her, however, that…

Volunteer Latin America recently shared this information on eating vegan in South America. (For more information or to view the complete post, visit their website Volunteer Latin America.) Though the prospect of finding vegan food in South America can be daunting, the experience is definitely worth it. Make a list of all the vegan or vegetarian restaurants you found on…

Athletes face different types of adversity when they’re traveling, especially for long periods of time. We’ve discussed health-related conditions such as DVT and Jet Lag, and preventative considerations such as which foods are best to eat while flying. Another major area of concern is nutrition.  Athletes traveling to a game, match or event need to be in their best physical…

In my last post I provided a list of the foods and drinks that you should definitely avoid when flying. And it might seem that after going through that list that your options are so limited that you’re better off eating nothing. Guess what, you could be right. A study, published in The Journal of Science in 2008, revealed that…

Many people look to food to manage the stress they face when preparing for an airplane flight, and others look to alcohol. But, there are some things that should be avoided prior to boarding a plane that will take you 40,000 feet in the air. While remembering to stay well hydrated before and during your flight is important, staying away…

Vegetarians and vegans going abroad should consider their dietary needs when planning for their trip.  Traveling and eating veg is not an easy feat. But with a little research and the use of the HappyCow.net website and Smartphone application you can get eat well anywhere across the world. Since I’ve traveled to more countries in the last few years that I have in…

A recent study published in Science Daily indicates that the key to being a healthy business traveler is to travel with moderate frequency. Research conducted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health finds that those employees who travel more than 20 days a month and those that do not travel at all are more likely to exhibit poor health…

If encountering KFC signs abroad makes you wonder why you booked the trip, you’re ready to join the vanguard of the culinary tourism movement. Discovering local foods has always been a cool travel experience, but now the public’s enthusiasm for organic and “slow” food is putting gustatory experiences at the top of many itineraries. According to the International Culinary Tourism…

Eating healthy while traveling can be difficult, especially when on a plane.  Thankfully, the nutrition website DietDetective.com has made this easier by conducting an annual airline nutrition survey.  Charles Stuart Platkin, the author of the survey and visiting assistant professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, has ranked eight popular airlines with a “health score” based on…

Good eating is part of staying healthy, especially while traveling.  The New York Times recently wrote about the farmers’ markets in Prague, and it is helpful to understand the differences, quality and variety of those all around the world. Today, our friend Joel Wachs writes about his experience in Paris: “The outdoor markets of Paris are world famous. With their…

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