People warned against eating uncovered fruit, juices
ISLAMABAD— Doctors have warned people that eating uncovered, cut fruit and unhygienic foods at roadside can lead to various diseases including typhoid, cholera and gastroenteritis.
Talking to APP, the medical Dr. Sharmeen Aziz said that “everyone can be affected by consumption of cut fruits sold under unhygienic conditions in the city”.
“Intake of more fluid is recommended during summers as hydration level dips. Eating spicy, fried food and junk must be avoided. Consuming light food and greens is good for health but fruits and juices should be prepared in clean and hygienic environment and should be properly covered,” she added.
She said that eating cut fruits from roadside vendors that are either not washed properly or are washed with impure water can be very harmful. Stalls selling cut fruits and juices can be seen at every nook and corner of the twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Vendors selling cut fruits can be found near busy markets, outside schools, colleges, banks, bus stands causing health hazards.
Though fruits are an ideal food during summer, eating cut fruits and juices sold in unhygienic conditions means inviting trouble.— APP