Saturday, February 4, 2017

Enjoy Those Cocktails on Vacation They May be Preventing Food Poisoning

     Having spent many days throughout the Caribbean and other countries, I have been fortunate never to have gotten any kind of food poisoning.  I attribute it to the fact that I don’t travel without the aid of a good rum.  I don’t know how true this really is, but for me I have to agree with the good doctor, one for me and one for the stomach.  Works for me.

Dr. Richard Conroy
     Experts have said that properties in wine could help prevent getting a stomach bug.   Here’s one excuse to enjoy a boozy holiday abroad with experts saying drinking alcohol could protect you from a crippling bout of food poisoning.   With the peak vacation time at hand, food scientists have advised drinking alcohol could help protect holiday makers from potentially fatal bugs like E.coli and salmonella.   Richard Conroy, world-leading food scientist and founder of vacation illness compensation firm, said, "Whenever you go on holiday abroad, particularly on all-inclusive trips, you run the gauntlet of the restaurants and buffet bars.   "They can often be breeding grounds for food-borne pathogens like salmonella, E.coli, Listeria, and even Cholera.  "But the good news is that wine, beer, gin and other alcohols have been found to be great at pathogen prevention."

     He said that alcohol concentrations attacked the bacteria itself, killing any bugs while the acid secretions after drinking could help to neutralize anything nasty lurking in your stomach which might make you ill.   "It really is case of, 'One for me, one for my stomach'."