Peo­ple warned against eat­ing un­cov­ered fruit, juices

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

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

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