If you’re like a lot of people these days, you’re searching out foods that are considered healthy and nutritious. But sometimes you can get so focused on eating things that are “good” for you that you might turn a blind eye to some that are potentially harmful.
While not properly preparing any kind of food can potentially make you sick, others can be downright dangerous and might already be lurking in your kitchen. For the purposes of this article, we won’t mention foods that many people have potentially dangerous allergies to such as shellfish, nuts, bananas, or eggs. Instead, here are some other foods to be mindful of that aren’t talked about as much…
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How can something in grandma’s special pie be bad for you? Well, in most cases, rhubarb is perfectly fine and can be eaten as jams, pies, and a variety of other treats. That is, if you use only the stalks.
According to Men’s Journal, eating the leaves of this vegetable is the part that can get risky. That’s because the leaves contain oxalic acid, “which is used in bleach and rust removal,” notes the source, which adds there can be several side effects such as burning in the throat and even convulsions or worse. Cooking it won’t help either, it warns.