5 common foods you consume that are poisonous



There are different foods available for human consumption.

These foods are packed with various properties which could either affect your health, positively or negatively.

There are some foods you consume that are harmful to your body. Webmd, a verified health site shared common foods that are toxic and bad for consumption.

Below are them.

1. Raw cashew

Eating raw cashew can be very harmful to your body. It contains a poisonous substance known as urushiol. Avoid eating your raw cashew, try and steam properly before eating.

2. Mushrooms

All mushrooms are not poisonous but they are some that are harmful. Amanita phalloides and Amanita virosa are the two types of poisonous mushroom. They could cause abdominal pain, vomiting, liver failure, dehydration and coma.

3. Star Fruit

Star fruits contain toxins that could affect people with kidney disease. People whose kidneys are normal can eat star fruits because the toxins will be filtered out. It could cause mental confusion and seizure for people with kidney disease.

4. Green Potatoes

Green potatoes are not good for you because they contain a toxic substance known as glycoalkaloid. This substance could cause nausea, confusion, headache and death.

5. Rhubarb Leaves.

Oxalic acid present in rhuharb leaves makes it difficult for your body to absorb calcium. This could then cause kidney stones, diarrhea, blood clotting problems and coma.

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