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Recently, food poisoning is all over the news because of outbreaks caused by “healthy” food chain Chipotle. But, you can just as easily get ptomaine poisoning from local restaurants and, most likely, from foods you buy in even the best supermarkets. Here are the main foods to avoid if you don’t want to give up your Home Throne Advantage…
In the days when butcher shops were the place to buy your meat, customers tried a bit of the raw variety to get a sense of flavor, the leaner the cut. Don’t even think about it any more. Ironically, “bloody” meats are becoming more rare as food poisoning outbreaks become more common. What’s better? Less flavor or an agonizing, gut-wrenching death? You decide…
Oceans and rivers are giant sewers as industries think nothing of dumping their wastes right into them. This causes poisonous ingredients to invade the fish food chain. And, since shellfish take the longest time to mature, they also absorb some of the nastiest ingredients known, and in higher levels. Thoroughly cook all shellfish…
Vegetables are generally grown in dirt. Food companies growing them try to wash them thoroughly before sending them off to market. Don’t trust some mega-corporation to care about little ole you. They don’t. Wash your vegetables in hot water before you cut them up. Or, boil those that don’t suffer from tastelessness if all the nutrients are steamed out before they hit the table…
Forget that famous scene from Rocky. Those days are over. Besides, Pauly raised those chickens by hand. Today’s mass produced eggs come from giant factories rife with filth and the chickens producing eggs are fed antibiotics to turn them into egg-laying robots. Thoroughly cook all eggs, even a simple hard boiled single…
Raw Milk And Juices
Before pasteurization, more people died of food poisoning by consuming milk than any other source of nutrition. Simply boiling it significantly raises the chance it’s safe. But, millions of people have taken to making their own juices, or Smoothies, from fresh veggies and fruits. At the very least, wash your ingredients thoroughly in the hottest water you can stand, making sure to get in all those nooks and crannies…
Raw Bean Sprouts
Raw bean sprouts have been considered amongst the healthiest foods in history. But, modern, factory-farm sprouts are grown in moist, bacteria rich environments and food poisoning can easily happen if you don’t prepare them properly. Wash them thoroughly in hot water, or, better yet, stir-fry them up!
Unfortunately, every fish caught today has Mercury in it, whether it be freshwater or ocean stock. The level of “acceptable” Mercury in a diet has been set, but it’s not a good idea to consume any kind of fish exclusively. The FDA recommends we eat Tuna only once a week and there’s no way to cook the Mercury out of it…
Cheese IS mold. That’s how it’s made. For thousands of years, cheese has been a staple of diet, but, don’t forget: The first cheeses were produced accidentally and may have been eaten by starving people faced with no other choice. Modern processed cheese can spoil, so don’t rely on the old wisdom that there’s no such thing as a cheese that’s aged too long…
Genetically Modified Foods
As it stands, Americans don’t have much access to GMOs – that they know of. Unfortunately, these “Frankenfoods” are just too lucrative a market to ignore, so it’s expected their presence will explode soon and may not come under proper FDA testing. Be suspicious of any food product labeled GMO until further testing is done.