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Foods that Can Kill You if You Are Not Keen

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Apart from the dangerous items and equipment in your kitchen that can kill you, there are delicious foods that can pose risks. 

Here are the foods you need to be careful with;

1. Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are some of the most important ingredients that people need to prepare most foods. What most people don’t know is that the leaves of potatoes are poisonous. According to the American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tomato leaves contain poisonous substance known as glycoalkaloid. Glycoalkaloid can cause cramping and stomach aches. 

2. Peanuts 

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For those who are not allergic to groundnuts, there are no threats. However, if you are having allergy then you need to be careful with these nuts. Mayo Clinic notes that one of the reactions from groundnuts could be anaphylaxis. World Health Organization (WHO) says that anaphylaxis is a condition that can lead to contraction of the windpipe and lead to death if one cannot get to a hospital. 

3. Hot Dogs

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Hot dog is one of the foods with leading cases of chocking in children in the US. That means you have to be keeping an eye on your children when they are enjoying hot dogs. 

4. Honey

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Though it is seen as one of the sweetest things on the earth, honey can be very dangerous. According to WHO, when honey is not preserved properly, it can lead to the rise of toxins such as pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can be dangerous. Eating the toxic substance in large quantity can cause fatigue and headaches and these symptoms can get worse based on the quantity consumed. 

5. Processed meat products

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Processed meat products are easy to prepare and can save you a lot of time if you are in a hurry. However, they are not entirely good for you. According to CDC, processed meat products are preserved using nitrates and nitrites that can cause colorectal cancer.  

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