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Oysters are associated with a healthy sex life  however being filter feeders they are likely to pick-up everything in the water even bacteria Therefore eating them mindlessly can increase food poisoning risk

Oysters are associated with a healthy sex life – however, being filter feeders, they are likely to pick-up everything in the water, even bacteria. Therefore, eating them mindlessly can increase food poisoning risk.

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New Delhi: Food poisoning, as unpleasant as it is, is experienced by all at some point in time in their lives. That sudden sense of an ominous stomach-churning followed by hours of aggressive illness, nausea, and vomiting – is nothing short of a nightmare despite being a common health problem. And if left untreated, food poisoning can contribute to long-term gut problems and even infectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

But when it comes to this condition that can give major digestive distress, food is the root cause and food is the treatment. And since prevention is always deemed better than cure, there are certain foods that should be avoided at all costs to dodge this condition in the first place.

  1. Rare beef: Rare beef, often used in burgers, is made from minced meat which is likely to have bacteria on the outside and can get mixed inside the patty. This version of red meat is not the same as steak; and as a preventive measure, it is advised to choose medium rare beef instead.
  2. Sushi: Sushi is indeed one of the healthiest foods there are – however, discounted sushi is a major food poisoning contributor. Most of the fish used in this dish are frozen to kill bacteria and parasites as soon as the dish is prepared. However, this only works if one eats the dish on the same day.
  3. Oysters: The popular seafood is associated with a healthy sex life – however, being filter feeders, they are likely to pick up everything in the water, even bacteria. Therefore, eating them mindlessly can increase the food poisoning risk.
  4. Bean sprouts: Yes, vegetarian delights could also contribute to food poisoning. Bean sprouts are grown in warm conditions and are generally eaten uncooked. This is what makes it a culprit for food poisoning despite being a superfood associated with several health benefits.
  5. Salad: Salads, especially the pre-packaged ones, are extremely unhealthy and can be food poisoning contributors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 per cent of food poisoning cases in the past decade as blamed on salads. Pre-packaged salads are likely to have cross-contamination points as they are moist even inside a well-sealed bag.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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