Health Warning: 5 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

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Health Warning: 5 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
5 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

We all know that eating raw meat puts you at major risk for many illnesses. But do you think when it comes to vegetables and other crops, everything is fair? Right? Not so.

There are some of the vegetables and other foods that you should never eat raw because they’re poisonous without cooking.

Think again before you eat these foods raw again!

Red Kidney beans

Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

They are very healthy but  make sure to cook them first. “Eating raw red kidney beans can cause, severe vomiting, and diarrhea. What is more horrifying is the more you eat, the more intense your symptoms will be. In order to destroy the toxin, “soak beans for 6-7 hours, drain the water, then boil the soaked beans for at least 30 minutes.

Milk

Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

Raw milk harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose negative health risks to you. Raw milk is not pasteurized which is important for killing disease-causing bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria.  “Pasteurizing milk does not reduce milk’s nutritional value. Remember that there are no health benefits from drinking raw milk that cannot be obtained from drinking pasteurized milk.

Mushrooms

Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

Shocked? Well mushrooms are generally eaten raw but they have tough cell walls that make them hard to digest.

You’ll receive more of the potassium-rich benefits if you roast or grill them. Cooking process break down the cell walls and help the mushrooms to release all the nutrients they contain.

Also avoid…

Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

Raw cauliflower, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. These veggies contain sugars that are superhard to digest”. It is important to cook cruciferous vegetables because the process makes those sugars much more digestible.”

Chicken

Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

Eating raw chicken can lead to food poisoning. Do you know between the processing plant and the supermarket, raw chicken can pick up bugs that can send you to the hospital if eaten raw? So, in order to avoid food poisoning, you should always cook chicken properly.

Watch Video: 12 Raw Foods You Should Never Eat according to the Expert

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. 

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