Staying Healthy At A Summer BBQ Part 1

June 19, 2018 12:43 am Published by

Summer bbq celebrations are so much fun: family, friends, fun times, and food. Even when you are celebrating, staying healthy should still remain top of mind. Below are a few ways where you can stay healthy at a summer bbq:

  1. Fully cooked food. Many people enjoy burgers, steaks, chicken and the like off the grill. But consuming raw or under cooked meats many increase your risk of foodborne illness. This type of illness is quite uncomfortable as it often causes diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chills, and fever.
  2. Be mindful of mayonnaise-based salads. With summer temperatStay res upon us, there are extra concerns that go into food at a summer bbq. The FDA warns to stick to the two-hour rule when leaving foods out in room temperature; and if the air temperature is over 90 degrees, it becomes a one-hour rule.
  3. Stay hydrated. It is so very important to make sure you are replacing the water your body loses.
  4. Watch your alcohol consumption. Consuming alcohol should be done responsibly and by those adults who are over the age of 21 years. It can reduce your ability to notice when you are getting sunburned, or becoming dehydrated.

The healthcare providers at Stony Creek Urgent Care Center are available in two New Haven County locations: Branford and Orange. We are available to help get you back on your feet and feeling better.