Top Foods That are Slowly Killing You
Salt or sodium is the known food intake that kills you slowly. Compared to rest of the world Indians consume high salt per meal. High salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart diseases and stroke.
The green, unripe tomatoes, leaves, and stems, contain small amounts of poison alkaloid tomatine, and solanine. The green tomatoes cause stomach upset, cramping, and anxiety. In olden days the use of tomato leaves resulted in several deaths.
The green potatoes contain a natural toxin called solanine. It causes vomiting, headaches, and paralysis of central nervous system. Solanine is a dangerous nerve toxin present in any green part of the potato. The leaves of potato are high in glycoalkaloids, a deadly poison.
The bitter cucumber is very harmful and leads to all kinds of stomach worms and illnesses.The bitterness in it is caused by Cucurbitacins. By cutting the ends of it you can reduce the risk of getting the cucurbitacins to contaminate the rest of the cucumber.
5. Kidney Beans
Although many types of beans have a toxic compound, The red kidney beans have the highest concentration of toxic compound. Vigorous boiling kidney beans removes the toxin. Eating raw causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain within 1 to 3 hours.
6. Lima Beans
Lima beans contain a protein called phytohemagglutinin (PHA) that is toxic if eaten raw. PHA is harmless if cooked for 10 minutes. The uncooked Lima beans contains most dangerous poison to man, ricin,that comes from the seeds of the castor bean.
Cherry pits contain cyanogenic glycosides – a cyanide which release poison into blood stream. Mild poisoning causes confusion, vomiting, dizziness, headaches. Larger dose leads to an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, kidney failure, coma, and death from respiratory arrest.
The Apple seeds are harmful. The enzymes of our body have the tendency to change the compounds in seeds into cyanide. Apple seeds called as pips, have a cyanide called amygdalin, turns into deadly hydrogen cyanide when metabolized by the body.
The Green elderberries or uncooked raw elderberries contain a poisonous alkaloid. So we have to eat the ripe berries only. Except the fruits and flowers, all other parts are poisonous as they contain deadly toxin cyanogenic glycoside compound.
10. Raw Meat and Uncooked Eggs
The raw meat, red meat, poultry, seafood and uncooked eggs contain salmonella bacteria, which cause gastroenteritis. Salmonella poison leads to serious complications, such as bacteremia, a life-threatening to weaker immune systems people.
11. Blowfish or Fugu
Blowfish or fugu is the most famous for the lethal amounts of poison called tetrodotox. The liver of the fish is more poisonous. If prepared incorrectly, it will paralyze victim’s muscles. There is no antidote.
12. Soft Drinks
Soft drinks are harmful because they contain artificial food dyes and preservatives like BVO- Brominated Vegetable Oil. Soft drinks also harmful for your weight, teeth, skin and blood glucose which is called the fizz of death.
13. Potato Chips
Potato chips are also one of food slowly killing you. They may harm your skin and clog up your arteries. The deep fried potatoes can cause colon cancer, breast cancer, bladder and prostate cancer.
14. White bread
White bread is also harmful food. White bread, and the foods with enriched wheat flour lead to spikes in blood pressure. They may also cause type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
15. Bitter Almonds
The bitter almonds are extremely poisonous. They contain a poison called glycoside Amygdalin. The glycoside amygdalin in bitter almonds turns into prussic acid in the body, commonly known as hydrogen cyanide.