Do you know that some foods are likely to increase the risk of food-borne diseases? Here are some foods that get easily contaminated by disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites.
<p>Have you ever wondered why is it always advised to cook meat thoroughly before its consumption? Well that’s because raw and uncooked meat is a breeding ground for bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli and listeria.</p>
Eggs are also likely to get contaminated with parasites, that’s why it’s imperative that you purchase eggs that are free Salmonella bacteria. In addition, make sure you don’t consume eggs that are beyond the date of packaging.
<p>If you’re a chicken lover, you need to make sure you only chicken that is bacteria free. As chicken can also get infected with Salmonella species. Also, you need to ensure that it is cooked properly before its consumption.</p>
<p>Seeded vegetables such as cucumbers, jalapenos are known to be a breeding ground for Salmonella species. Therefore, to prevent being infected by this bacteria, make sure you wash your veggies thoroughly.</p> <div> </div>
<p>Seeds and sprouts usually require a hot and humid climate to grow and this makes it ideal for bacteria to grow in them as well. Contaminated radish sprouts can contain E. Coli, can lead to stomach issues. This is also one of the foods contaminated by bacterial toxins. Image source : Getty </p>
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