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Exotic travel destinations such as India, Mexico, and Egypt gain popularity year upon year. Optibac Probiotics has compiled a quick list of travelling tips and information. Read our advice for your travel health, safety & comfort, before beginning your adventures in Egypt or India.
As Dr Georges Mouton, internationally renowned expert in gastro-intestinal health, advises, "The balance of bacteria in the intestines is fragile and can easily be disrupted. It is not uncommon for foreign food & drink in countries such as India or Egypt to be contaminated by harmful bacteria like Salmonella and pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli (E.coli)."
Dr Mouton describes three simple tips to reduce chances of contracting diarrhoea whilst travelling. His advice: "Regular hand washing, and minimising intake of raw foods & tap water are the basic precautions, but the most effective solution is to take a specially formulated probiotic"
1. McFarland, L. V. (2007) Meta analysis of probiotics for the prevention of traveller's diarrhoea. Travel medicine and Infectious Disease. Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp 97-105