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08-15-2009, 10:59 AM
I plan to travel to India and stay for a few months. Do you think it is possible to stay raw?
I plan to take one of those Biosnacky sprouters (smallest I think) and seeds for it. Checking in to taking seeds so that I can grow my own eg parsely. Need to check this out as don't know how long it takes to grow a parsley plant from seeds. Probably take a small blender too.
Not sure that I'll be able to be 100% raw though. Or even near that?? I've heard that you have to eat cooked/ packaged things to avoid stomach upset a lot in India.
Has anybody been to India and or have any ideas to enable raw eating over there?
08-15-2009, 01:34 PM
Hey, "If you put your mind to it, you can can accomplish anything!" :)
I'm a flight attendant, so I have some experience with this. It's challenging when you go to another country, but if you're determined to stay RAW, you will. Just do the best that you can do with what you have and where you are. :)
When you arrive there, make sure that you go and get some RAW food right away. Don't wait! Everyone around you will be eating something and if you have nothing to eat, you'll eat what's in front of you. A small Blender is a must have, for me... Also, get lots of fruit (I know there's a wonderful variety there!!!!). You CAN do it! But, you have to believe that and make the effort to do it. Let us know how things go, o.k.? :)
08-19-2009, 06:08 PM
Been checking out NaTHNaC website on travel precautions to India. They have put: "Boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it!" :D
Got a Biosnacky spouter and that with loads of seeds to sprout should be good. Also I think a supply of dried fruits and nuts would be good.
08-28-2009, 11:14 AM
I went to pakistan a few years back before I was ever raw. And the only time that I ever had stomache problems there was when I ate the cooked foods. And those were some of the worst pains I ever had. I felt better when I ate the raw fruits. My husband also got me some isabgol, I think it is psyllium and mixed it in a glass of water and that worked great for easing the stomache pains. So if you do happen to get sick you can try that. But if I ever go back it will only be on a 100 percent raw diet. good luck to you.
08-28-2009, 01:30 PM
Having traveled to India, here's my advice:
Even if it is way more expensive, try to procure your fruits and vegetables from your Hotel. Wash them thoroughly with Bottled Water, which you should also purchase from the Hotel. Do not eat any peel.
Be very careful about buying bottled water anywhere else - people have been known to fill plastic bottles with city water (using a syringe through the bottom) and resell them to tourists. A friend of mine became very ill from drinking this way.
Taking nuts, sunflower seeds, and dried fruits will help a lot.
Have a great trip!
08-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the advice :) I will definitely be very careful when it comes to where to get water from.
I wonder if the cooked stuff was very spicy.. that sometimes messes with my stomach.
I'll definitely be very careful about what goes in to my mouth anyway :D
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