Everyone Still Eats These 10 Products, and It’s C.r.a.zy
We’ve studied a lot of research on the topic of food safety, and some of the findings surprised us. It turns out that many “healthy” foods are a threat, and we had no idea about that.
Of course, it would be perfect if we followed the example of the experts and completely refused the products on our list, but reason says that you can simply limit them in your diet and find an alternative if possible.
10. Raw oysters
Why they are forbidden: American lawyer Bill Marler has been working with food poisoning cases for over 20 years. During this time, the man has become an expert in this field and has decided to share with the whole world why you should never eat raw seafood. Due to the warming water in the World Ocean, raw seafood is a breeding ground for many new species of bacteria.
What you can eat instead: Roasted oysters with hot sauce taste good too.
9. Fresh juice
Why it’s forbidden: Freshly squeezed juice can cause infection with viruses and bacteria. In this case, the risk exceeds the benefit.
What you can drink instead: If you want a drink, you’re better off with pasteurized juices. However, if you want all the vitamins that fruit can offer you, the perfect option is to eat fresh fruit.
8. Rare meat
Why it’s forbidden: Temperatures below 71°С (160°F) do not kill the E. coli and salmonella contained in meat.
What you can eat instead: Well-done, well-done meat.
7. Sprouted grains
Why they are forbidden: Because of E. coli and salmonella, which are found in food much more often than you might think. It is also important to understand that we can only consider healthy grains that have not been chemically treated, and this is very difficult to verify.
What you can eat instead: Grains that have been sprouted according to these rules or raw seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower), which are no less beneficial.
6. Fresh milk
Why it is forbidden: The conditions under which fresh milk is extracted cannot be called sterile, even if the owner takes good care of the cow. Thus, there is the possibility of viruses and bacteria in the milk, which can only be destroyed by boiling.
What you can drink instead: Boiled or pasteurized milk.
5. Raw Brussels sprouts
Why it’s forbidden: Over the past 20 years, Bill Marler has had 30 cases of poisoning with raw Brussels sprouts, and this is the reason for putting them on this list.
What you can eat instead: To avoid E. coli and salmonella, it is best to fry or roast Brussels sprouts at a temperature of at least 160°C (320°F).
4. Boiled river fish and fish soup
Why they are forbidden: Spanish scientists at the University of Seville found that cooking freshwater fish kills only 18% of the life-threatening cyanotoxins. The remaining harmful substances go into the broth, which becomes a concentrate of toxins.
What you can eat instead: Steamed fish. Experience has shown that this way of cooking kills 26 percent of the cyanotoxins.
3. Meat products
Why they are forbidden: American studies confirm that even the most expensive, quality meat products contain nitrates and nitrites, which can cause cancer. 1 kg (2.2 lb) of sausages contains 400% more salt and 50% more fat than the same piece of meat.
What you can eat instead: Jerky meat (better if homemade) goes perfectly with bread and butter, and is no worse than sausage.
2. Packaged food made from 2 or more ingredients
Because they are forbidden: Manufacturers use butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) as preservatives. High doses of these substances cause hormonal disturbances. In addition, regular consumption of BHA causes the development of cancerous tumors.
What you can eat instead: Canned and other self-made foods. If you have time, it is best to cook fresh meals every day.
1. Pre-washed, sliced vegetables and fruits
Why they are forbidden: Fruits and vegetables that are sold washed and sliced have already passed through the hands of several people. The more people touch the food, the more likely they are to pick up its bacteria.
What you can eat instead: It is better to buy ingredients on your own to make a fruit salad at home.