After reading this article you will never see some foods the same again. Food poisoning can be avoided, especially when you know exactly what you’re consuming. The reason for that is because some foods contain natural toxic.
The specialties that have their toxic side
Mushrooms – 6% of toxic mushrooms. Their venom is fatal.
Rhubarb – Green leaves contain oxalic acid. Consuming this leaves can cause kidney stones, consumption in larger amounts can be fatal.
Beans – Contains large amounts of toxins lectins. Plant lectin acts as a kind of primitive protection system analogous to human antibodies. Only three cooked beans can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Apples – The seeds of the apple contain cyanide. If consumed in larger amounts they can cause poisoning, so next time when you eat apples don’t forget to remove the seeds first.
Tomatoes – The green parts of the fruit contains a compound called tomatin which is toxic. It can be used in pest control. People who have rheumatism problems need to avoid eating tomatoes.
Potatoes – Green potatoes can cause death, there are rare cases, but they had been recorded. This occurrence is due to Glycoalkaloids poison they contain.
Brazil nuts - This type of food contains 800 times natural radioactivity than any other food.
Cherries - Everybody loves cherries, but not a lot of people know their dark secret. Cherries seeds contain cyanide. In case you swallow few they create poison in your body and you can expect increase in body temperature extremes and heavy and difficult breathing.
Nutmeg – Large doses of nutmeg can cause severe gastrointestinal reactions, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. But that’s just the beginning. Hours into the high, people can suffer from heart and nerve problems as well.
Pufferfish - This is a very special Japanese delicacy even though it can cause paralysis and death. In fact, Chefs train two to three years to learn is to prepare.