How to Avoid Food Poisoning. When you choose healthy foods at the grocery store, you probably hope to buy something useful for yourself and your family. But research shows that some of the most popular health foods out there can be dangerous and, in the worst-case scenario, even fatal. Here’s a list of 9 foods that can harm, poison, or infect your body and tips on how you can avoid these issues and enjoy all the tasty foods you like.
Why lettuce can be dangerous 0:45
Researchers from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) have analyzed 12 years’ worth of statistics with the goal of finding out which products led to the highest number of food-poisoning cases. There were 363 outbreaks of contaminated lettuce that poisoned 13,568 people. The reason of poisonings was E. coli bacteria. It affects both people and animals. In the worst cases, symptoms include dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and eventually kidney failure. It’s especially dangerous for pregnant women, children, elderly people, and those with a weakened immune system.
Reasons to be careful with eggs 2:35
The 2nd place on the list of dangerous foods goes to eggs. In the last 12 years, there have been 352 contamination outbreaks, resulting in 11,163 individuals falling ill. The bacteria to blame for these poisonings is Salmonella. It can be extremely dangerous particularly for children, the elderly, and people whose immune system is weakened. Never ever eat raw eggs. It’s also a good idea to avoid especially “runny” ones since they could’ve been stored at inappropriate temperatures that allowed the bacteria to multiply before you even bought the carton.
How cheese can be dangerous for your health 5:54
In 83 outbreaks of contaminated cheese over the last 12 years, 2,761 people found themselves with food poisoning. There are no toxic chemicals naturally present in cheese, but at any stage of its production, infectious microorganisms can find their way into this product loved by so many. Pregnant women are to be extra careful with soft cheeses like Brie, feta, Camembert, and Mexican-style cheeses. These sorts have the highest chances of getting infected with Listeria, a strand of bacteria that can potentially cause a miscarriage. Buy cheese only from manufacturers you know and trust. Check that they pass health inspections with flying colors so that you don’t end up with a nasty infection.
Why you should be careful with meet products 7:22
According to statistics, 12% of hot dogs and other meat products are infected with E.coli and pathogenic microorganisms like Listeria and Salmonella. Again, the elderly, pregnant women, and children under the age of one are at a higher risk of becoming ill with listeriosis. This bacterial infection can damage the nervous system and even cause meningitis. To protect yourself, make sure that you cook poultry and meat products like hot dogs and sausages until the temperature in the center is 160°F.
Hot dogs and meat products 7:22
Ground meat 8:30
Shrimp cocktail 8:55
-There were 363 outbreaks of contaminated lettuce in 12 years that poisoned 13,568 people. In the worst cases, symptoms include dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and eventually kidney failure.
-The bacteria in eggs can be extremely dangerous particularly for children, the elderly, and people whose immune system is weakened.
-The infection that develops as a result of chicken bacteria contamination is usually quite mild, but there have been fatalities among the elderly, those with a weak immune system, and young kids.
-Tuna poisoning can cause skin rashes, headaches, vomiting, stomach aches, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and even loss of vision.
-There are no toxic chemicals naturally present in cheese, but at any stage of its production, infectious microorganisms can find their way into this product loved by so many.
-The bacterial infection hot dogs and meat products can cause can damage the nervous system and even cause meningitis.
-Studies show that the amount of yeast growing in pre-packaged seafood like shrimp trays is much higher than permissible levels.
-Aside from obesity and liver damage, another reason why you should quit drinking soda is the damage it can cause to your bones.
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