Avoid These 5 Popular Foods That Can Actually Make You Sick

Feb 09, 2021 07:40 AM EST | By Joshua Summers (staff@foodworldnews.com)

With all the varieties of foods available in the market, options are given to the people to suit their palate and enjoy their meals. But with all the options available, it seems harder to spot which popular foods have the most nutrition that our body needs. The catch is, even the popular foods you usually put on your cart can contribute to forming or developing several diseases.

Winding up your grocery list is challenging because you need to think of what to buy. As a homemaker, the responsibility of your family's nutrition is in your hands. To give you an idea of which popular foods can make you sick, you should avoid them.

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Science Confirms these 5 Popular Foods that Make you Sick
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Oysters on display at A Hard Day's Night at Cisco Brewers during the 2019 Nantucket Film Festival - Day Two on June 20, 2019 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Shellfish can be a right food item to include in your daily diet. But according to an interview with Eat This Not That, Davina Ramkissoon, MSc, explains that infections by vibrio vulnificus bacterium usually infect oysters, and it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, skin reactions, and even a blood infection (septicemia) that may cause your demise.

Protein Bars

If you are on a diet, you might replace most of your carbohydrates with protein bars. But did you know that too much eating of this substitute may be dangerous for your health?

Healthline shares that most of the protein bars contain high amounts of added sugar and use unhealthy sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup. They note that this may increase your risk of obesity, fatty liver, and diabetes.

Steak Tartare

Science Confirms these 5 Popular Foods that Make you Sick
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Beef Tartare prepared by Chef April Bloomfield during S.Pellegrino Taste Guide Event With Chefs April Bloomfield & Ludo Lefebvre at Hudson River Park at Pier 46 on June 29, 2017 in New York City.

Not only foods in the grocery can pose a danger to your health, but some delicacies in your favorite fine dining restaurant may also be a possible danger, just like steak tartare.

In a Food Safety News report, steak tartare, also called tiger meat, is dangerous because it is not cooked, which means it still possesses harmful bacteria that can trigger food-borne illnesses. They add that these bacteria are only killed if the meat is cooked until it has 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Canola Oil

You might be using this kind of oil in cooking your daily meals but Eat This Not That shares that you should use this cooking oil in Moderation. In an interview with them, the founder of Vigeo Nutrition, Monica Ruiz-Noriega, Ph.D., notes that canola oil is rich in a compound called Omega-6 fatty acids, which are deemed to be inflammatory.

Dr. Ruiz-Noriega adds that when this is consumed three times higher than the omega-3 fatty acids, it can cause chronic inflammation that may cause diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Pre-Washed Greens

Science Confirms these 5 Popular Foods that Make you Sick
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A view of boxes of salad mix that will be loaded into vehicles by volunteers during a mobile market day at Atlanta Motor Speedway on April 17, 2020 in Hampton, Georgia.

Preparing for a salad night may be stressful since you have to cut all the greens you need to put in; that is why you might be opting for the packed salads or greens in your local grocery stores.

However, Nest and Glow share that they are not as healthy as they appear, and may contain a little nutrition because of the processing they underwent. Meanwhile, Eat This Not also references a 2016 study, suggesting that the juices released by the salad leaves may contribute to the spread of salmonella enterica, a strain of bacteria that can trigger fever, diarrhea, and even death.

Popular foods may be easy to spot on and order but be sure that you know about their true nature. If you happen to be assigned to getting your groceries, be sure to check the labels of your food because there might be a component that can make you and your family sick.

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