What's your preferred food? Even though it goes without saying, people have a varied diet brimming with a wide range of different foods. While there are all sorts of flavorful dinners out there, there are likewise huge amounts of foods that can harm you in case you're not cautious. Nevertheless, if you have more knowledge, you can watch out for yourself. Because of that, here is a rundown of 45 foods that can be life threatening.
Nutmeg helps in boosting the spice of your dish. But little are we aware that taking it in huge proportions lead to minor seizures, hallucinogenic effects, impermanent psychosis and even passing. Although nutmegs provide a finger-licking flavor to some dishes. Nutmegs in high doses can be injurious to health and cause temporary psychosis, minor seizures and hallucinogenic effects.
Foodies are very fond of potatoes as it gives a nourishing taste to many dishes. Potatoes that are too green are likely to contain chemical solanine that can make you vomit and even lead to cardiac arrest. Potatoes are an important part of the world’s diet. They are scrumptious and can be utilized in a wide range of recipes. However, avoid using green potatoes.
We all are fond of cherry jam but when dealing with the fruit, we should avoid pits as they are quite toxic. Although accidentally swallowed one of these, would not be harmful but try to avoid munching or cracking them up! The real product of cherry is delectable. The center of a cherry seed has enough cyanide to execute a human grown-up.
4. Raw Milk
People in rural areas never think of pasteurizing raw milk before drinking as they are unaware of the fact that raw milk is a carrier of harmful germs. Uncooked dairy products have relatively high risks of bacterial diseases. Thus, unpasteurized milk should be avoided.
Elderberries can be very beneficial for your diet if eaten after being cooked or processed but you would likely face unhealthy situations. An interesting fact about elderberries you might be unaware of is that raw elderberries contain glycosides, which turn into cyanide. Digesting raw berries can cost you your life!
6. Castor Beans
It is quite fascinating that castor oil is made up of castor beans. Though castor oil doesn’t have a good taste, but remember when feeling sick, castor oil was the cure! You might be surprised to know that raw castor beans can cost you your life as they can be used to make ricin, a castor bean plant.
7. Kidney Beans
Shaped like a human kidney, the kidney beans help in fighting with fatal diseases. Eating them raw is not a good idea though! Cooking kidney beans makes them nutritious enough and healthy. However raw kidney beans, because they contain phytohaemagglutinin, can cause stomach disorders.
Are you well aware of the fact that almonds can be unusually dangerous? Though they are a good source of protein and are healthy for the mind, but the ones found in the wild are way different. Some almonds taste bitter. They are found in the wild and contain fatal chemicals. To eat them, first cook and crack them down.
Although recipes are not complete without tomatoes, but ever heard that digesting the stem and leaves above the red big nourishing tomatoes could cause you serious stomach cramps! Where tomatoes reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and are eaten by a wide range of humans, they can be harmful to your health too.
10. Apricot Seeds
Actual apricots have a mouth-watering taste. On grounds, these apricot seeds contain amygdalin that changes over in the body to cyanide. It is hard to find apricot seeds in a non-hereditarily modified form which has seeds. As the seeds are very harmful because they contain an injurious chemical.
11. Lima Beans
Complimenting wide variety of dishes, the starchy yet buttery textured Lima Beans contains cyanide that takes the human body at risk. The good news is that the risk of the chemical in the pretty green colored beans can be reduced by boiling them for about ten minutes or near. Doing so, splinters the harmful chemical.