5 Foods That Make You Sick
Have you ever thought that even after washing your hands multiple times before and after meals, taking regular baths, maintaining the top levels of hygiene, why do you still fall ill? There must be something that you are doing wrong unknowingly, something that is time and again not letting you come in your good spirits. What could it be? It might be your food. Not everything you eat is as healthy as the world tells you. Here are five foods that can be the potential reason of you falling ill.
1. Raw Vegetables
As per reports, foods that you love the most like vegetables, eggs, chicken, beef, and pork are responsible for transmitting 18% of salmonella pathogens. The only way to avoid stomach bug is to minutely wash all the vegetables, especially if you wish to eat them raw. Better to boil them all before eating. Pay particular attention to cabbage, tomatoes, celery, cauliflower, eggplant, green onions, spinach, and various green vegetables.
2. Caramel Apples
From now on, think twice before buying caramel apples as the sweet candy can be a great breeding ground for disease-causing organism called Listeria. You must be wondering how bacteria can penetrate a caramel apple with apples being too acidic and caramel coating too thick. But, as per scientists’ discovery, once you insert the stick into an apple, the stick creates a right amount of juice to make a perfect bacteria breeding ground between apple and caramel. So, try to avoid this sticky sweet and rather go for easy apple recipes.
3. Raw Fruit
Do you know fruit allows around 50% of listeria to grow onto it? The best way to stay away from listeria is to rinse all the fruits well before eating, cutting or cooking them. Moreover, fruits are not safe in the refrigerator too as bacteria can grow inside it, so you need to take care of its temperature. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggests everyone, keep the temperature of their refrigerator at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and the freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
The report states that around 66% of food poisoning cases were transmitted through dairy as it allows the growth of Campylobacter bacteria. Stay away from raw milk or unpasteurized dairy products as these are the primary cause of milk-borne illness. People these days do not prefer fresh milk from a farm so everyone needs to avoid soft cheeses viz. goat cheese, feat, Brie, Camembert, and blue cheese as most of these are made from unpasteurized milk.
It is hard to believe that chicken, one of America’s favorite protein sources can transmit both salmonella and campylobacter. The bond between chicken and food poisoning is very strong and you might have experienced it already. Take my advice and eat white meat only with no pink areas and always keep raw chicken and its juice separate from the rest of the ingredients while cooking.