There are certain foods that most of us consume raw on a daily basis, without cooking, roasting, baking or boiling them. Common foods like broccoli, potatoes, french beans and olives consist of natural toxins and hard-to-digest sugars that may lead to gastronomical problems that can lead to headache, fatigue, nausea, and stomach issues. Here is a list of food items that should never be consumed raw.
Potato is a very versatile ingredient that is used to prepare many dishes. One must not eat potato raw. Raw potatoes contain toxins which can cause bloating and undesirable gastrointestinal problems that can lead to headache, fatigue, nausea, and stomach issues.
Consuming unprocessed olives be it green or black, right from the tree, can be harmful for health, as they contain a high concentration of a compound known as oleuropein, which can cause severe food poisoning.
Mushrooms is used to prepare a number of mouth-watering delicacies and most of the people love to eat mushrooms. Roasted, sauteed or grilled mushrooms have more potassium content than uncooked ones. Raw mushrooms contain microbes which cause digestive problems and food poisoning.
Most of us consume raw milk which has not been pasteurised and is unsafe to consume. Raw milk contains harmful bacteria like e.coli, salmonella etc. which can cause a number of microbial diseases. According to the FDA, raw milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne illnesses than other dairy products.
6. French beans
Some of the varieties of beans contain a harmful amino acid that can prove dangerous when eaten raw. Soak the beans using a vegetable and fruit cleaner before consumption to remove harmful toxins.
Uncooked or undercooked eggplant contain compound solanine which restricts the absorption of calcium. Solanine poisoning can lead to a number of neurological and gastrointestinal problems, the symptoms of which include nausea, dizziness, vomiting and cramping within some hours of consumption.
Raw egg is added in various dishes to enhance the flavour but adding a raw egg can affect a person’s health severely. Raw egg contains Salmonella and other bacteria which can lead to many diseases in the body.
Broccoli is loaded with nutrients like vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and is great for the body. While broccoli can be consumed safely after cooking, it is rather unsafe to consume it raw. Eating raw broccoli makes it difficult to digest it as it contains sugar and can cause digestive problems.