10 Common Foods People Eat That Are Actually Poisonous

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Many people today are eating foods they think are healthy, but may actually be bad. The list of foods people eat that are actually poisonous is surprising. There are 10 foods that may be in your home, which could make you seriously ill.

10 Foods People Eat That Are Actually Poisonous

10. Apples – (cyanide is present in apple seeds)

9. Rhubarb –-(there is oxalic acid present in the leaves)

8. Almonds – (bitter almonds contain cyanide)

7. Puffer Fish – (tetrodotoxin is present in these fish)

6. Red Kidney Beans – (these beans contain phytohaemagglutinin)

5. Nutmeg- (myristicin is present in nutmeg)

4. Castor Beans – (ricin is present in these beans)

3. Tuna – (mercury is present in tuna and other salt water fish)

2. Potatoes – (solanine is present in potato leaves and in green potatoes)

1. Chili Peppers – (capsaicin is found in these common peppers)

The serving size of foods people eat that are actually poisonous is typically too small to be a problem. However, eating a lot of these foods may be the reason some people become ill a lot.


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