How to eat food without killing yourself

johnnydodStarred Page By johnnydod, 6th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2h_cza38/
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This summery is about the importance of food hygiene, and how with proper attention to the cleaning of food can make food safe

Correct cooking in essential

We all know the dangers of eating certain kinds of raw foods, many of the foods we eat are often contaminated with dangerous bugs, bugs such as salmonella and e-coli but with correct cooking they are quite safe as most of these nasties can be killed by heat, food such as raw chicken, raw egg and shellfish are riddled with bacteria but once cooked they are quite safe.

Wash and clean food thoroughly and take note of the rules

Some foods even when cooked can be dangerous to certain people for example boiled eggs with runny yolks should be avoided by Pregnant women, the elderly and young children, so for them always make sure the egg is cooked well.

But what about the foods you don't eat, I hear you say, this is where proper washing is so important foods like Watercress, bean sprouts and curry leaves have all been blamed for some outbreaks of food poisoning


The dangers within

Some people have even died from eating unwashed contaminated celery and cantaloupe melon, the storing of food is also very important and if not stored correctly can be poisonous such as rice, pasta and couscous, the problem with rice is that It can contain +Bacillus-cereus and no amount of cooking will kill that,

Now before you cut rice completely out of your diet let me say this, rice in itself is fine, it only becomes dangerous after it has been cooked, cooked rice if eaten after cooking is fine but it contains spores of bacteria that can germinate, so it is best to cook and eat rice straight away.

Follow the rules and it will be fine

All of these bugs and things are only MIGHT BE or CAN harm you on the whole you are fine as long as you follow the guidelines, salmonella and e-coli in chickens and eggs have almost been eradicated as chicken are inoculated against these bugs and such cases of poisoning are rare nowadays.

So the message is, make sure you wash all vegetables before you cook them and then make sure you cook them well. Bon appetit Mes amis



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author avatar Ian R Thorpe
8th Dec 2013 (#)

Sound advice for everyone Johhny. Another precaution is when usuing seeds (usually in middle eastern, Indian or Oriental cooking always crush them slightly (unless you want to end up with something like popcorn) and toast them on a dry frying pan first. Many seeds can contain bugs - and the toasting intensifies the flavour

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Dec 2013 (#)

Basic food safety is important, but so is reading the ingredient list and knowing what is in your food in the first place.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
8th Dec 2013 (#)

While today's raw food contains chemicals and modified genes additives, there are various cooked foods that cause a lot more damage around, like fast food which increases weight, fried food which affects the body's metabolism, milk and citrus combinations that destroy health etc.
Its not just about washing and cleaning your food but on the whole watching what you eat as all unhealthy diet has problems within the body which could culminate into cancer and other ailments that we see around us.

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author avatar johnbee
8th Dec 2013 (#)

Good post!

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
9th Dec 2013 (#)

"A preventjon is better than a cure" and this article clearly confirms that with its content. Great advice to follow.

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author avatar Ptrikha
9th Dec 2013 (#)

Good tips, and wish you great health!

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author avatar Geeta Rao
10th Dec 2013 (#)

Very useful tips. Thanx 4 the share.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Dec 2013 (#)

Interesting post and very informative, thank you Johnny Dood for sharing

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Dec 2013 (#)

what a lot of wise information here...so important indeed...thank you...

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author avatar Ptrikha
12th Dec 2013 (#)

Also, I avoid eating cut fruits from stalls at pavements. I avoid other foods also there, except those that are freshly cooked like Paranthas(Fried Breads of Wheat or other Flours), or drink tea.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks for the tips, Johnnydod. We have to watch carefully what we put into our mouths as everything is motivated by profit, business oriented. No amount of care we take is too much. Hope we don't run out of our luck too - siva

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author avatar Miranda Joyce King
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you for this terrific and important information on food safety. The helpful video is also a good inclusion that complements your article.

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