We all know the downsides
of junk food, but did you know that even the healthiest of foods can be fatal
if they’re not prepared in the right way? Here are the top healthy foods that
people are preparing wrong and hence risking their health.
In normal quantities, milk
is perfectly fine to drink. However, if you ingest too much, you risk
developing cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Stick to just a couple
of cups a day to avoid the perils of prostate and ovarian cancer, as well.
When one consumed raw or
undercooked shellfish, they open themselves up to the contaminants that can be
fatal for humans. Also, slightly spoiled shellfish can cause bacterial
infections and food poisoning, so watch out for that fudge temperature.
When potatoes sit in the
sun or in damp locations, they start to sprout. Some people just cut off these
spouts, but you should throw them out, since these potatoes contain poison and
even one can cause abdominal pain, GI issues, vomiting, and diarrhea.
4. Meat, seafood, poultry
Cook these ingredients at a
lower temperature, because cooking it at a high temperature changes protein and
makes it dangerous for your health. Marinate your protein to avoid this, and
flip it frequently.
Bitter and sweet almonds
exist. While sweet almonds are harmless, bitter almond have a lot of hydrogen
cyanide and eating more than 10 can cause problems. When processed, these can
be safe as hydrogen cyanide is usually extracted, but keep an eye out and don’t
go picking any almond trees.
Raw cashews can be deadly –
you might be wondering, then why do they sell raw cashews at the local store?
Because they’re actually steamed, which removed urushiol, a chemical found in
7. Brazil nuts
We know, there’s a lot of
hazards when it comes to eating nuts! Although rich in selenium, too much
selenium can actually be toxic for humans. 50-75 mg is suggested, and one nut
contains 60-95mg. It can cause problems with digestion, hair loss, energy loss,
and issues with memory.
Even though it’s not
exactly poisonous, a lot of white bread contains processed flour and additives
that can cause diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Sprouted grain bread is
better if you’re trying to avoid these pitfalls.
While delicious in jam and
tea, elderberry leaves and seeds are poisonous due to high levels of glycoside,
a compound that produces cyanide. They need to be ripe, strained properly
otherwise they can cause nausea or even induce a coma. Just make sure you cook
them to avoid vomiting and upset stomach.
It’s very important to make sure that honey is pasteurized when you buy it – just a teaspoon of unpasteurized honey can contain loads of toxins and end up being damaging to your health.