When we choose healthy foods at the grocery store, we hope to buy something useful for ourselves and our family. But research shows that even the most common foods can be dangerous.
We have put together a list of foods that can harm your body and have found ways to avoid the problems and enjoy all the tasty foods that you love.
Foods That Are Bad for Your Health
Scientists at the Public Interest Science Center have analyzed statistics for the past 12 years. They were trying to figure out which foods led to the most cases of food poisoning. Lettuce ended up being number one.
It was responsible for 363 outbreaks with 13,568 known cases of poisoning. So even if the lettuce is well packaged and “ready to eat”, it is best to wash it well before putting it on the plate.
Salmonella infection that can get into the eggs from the droppings of an infected chicken can be dangerous, especially for children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.
If you notice that the shell is not perfectly clean, it is best to spend a minute washing the egg before stirring and feeding the whole family.
One drop of juice from raw chicken meat contains enough Campylobacter bacteria to infect a person. This bacteria causes fever and gastrointestinal problems. The bacteria spread very quickly when we wash meat because it ends up on our hands, aprons, counters, etc.
To be safe, you should minimize your contact with raw chicken and wash the cutting board and knives from the rest of your dishes (we even suggest washing them in boiling water).
When fish is thawed and stored improperly, a toxic protein called scombrotoxin is formed. It can cause a type of food poisoning that causes skin rashes, vomiting, an upset stomach, diarrhea, a high heart rate, and even vision loss.
The solution: you should defrost the tuna without it coming into contact with air. Remove from the freezer and place on the lowest shelf in the refrigerator without opening the package. A fish that weighs 4 pounds takes about 24 hours to thaw.
There are no toxic chemicals in cheese, but at any stage of production, pathogenic microorganisms that cause poisoning can enter the cheese.
There is a risk of brucellosis and listeriosis if unpasteurized milk from sick animals is used during production. That’s why you should only buy cheese from manufacturers you know and trust.
Sausages and meat products
According to research, 12% of hot dogs and other meat products are infected with E. coli and pathogenic microorganisms (listeriosis and salmonella).
Listeriosis is especially dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women, newborns, and children under one year of age. It can damage the nervous system and even meningitis.
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