Among variety of healthy foods, some are really risky for human health or may cause death even. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also sorted out such contaminated foods.
It would be good to know about top 10 dangerous foods we eat, to avoid them in our eating habits.
10. Leafy Greens
You may wonder but the leafy green vegetables like lettuce, spinach, cabbage and arugula are amongst the top 10 dangerous foods we eat. The leaves contain high amount of E. coli and salmonella and some have Nirovirus, a viral pathogen.
Only few peanuts lend peanut allergy in human as they are contaminated with Aflatoxins that promote liver cancer. Such peanuts are also human carcinogens. But this problem can be resolved by eating only roasted peanuts that are good source of heart-friendly polyunsaturates.
8. Hot Dogs
According to doctors, hot dogs are as dangerous as cigarettes if consumed excessively. They are a choking hazard to children and also include food-related asphyxiations that do suffocation in human. However, eating once a month can be safe if it comes with health warning.
We may not know about the deadly health troubles caused due to potatoes. According to FDA potatoes are linked to108 outbreaks. They contain Salmonella infections and also Escherichia coli which causes urinary tract infections.
6. Bitter Almonds
Almonds are most favorite winter dry fruit but the danger lies in bitter almonds that are extremely contaminated as these are full of cyanide. Eating bitter almonds cause suffocation, heart beat acceleration, respiratory breakdown and finally death.
Certain types of mushrooms are very poisonous to eat. Paddy Straw mushroom, Deadly Webcap and Destroying Angels contain more than seven toxins that lead to death.
4. Tuna Tremor
Tuna Tremors is widely eaten seafood but its white variety called albacore contains high mercury levels. Pregnant women are warned to eat this fish because high mercury levels damage unborn child’s developing nervous system.
Cassava or the tapioca is obtained from the roots of a bush like plant. It makes favorite puddings but has dangerous health effects as well. Cassava produces allergy therefore people with latex rubber allergy must avoid it.
Ackee is a Jamaican fruit. If it is eaten improperly, it causes Jamaican Vomiting Sickness or the coma or death. Unripe ackee fruit includes a poison named hypoglycin and the black seeds are also very toxic.
1. Fugu or the Pufferfish
Fugu is the highly poisonous blowfish served in paper-thin slices. Its liver, intestines and ovaries have a deadly poison called tetrodotoxin that is 1200 times dangerous than cyanide. A single Fugu or Pufferfish has enough poison that can kill 30 people. It is caught and consumed in Japan.