As you know, all products by ourselves safe — it’s just a number, writes Expressen.
However, some products may be more dangerous than others, and we’re not talking about fast food and other harmful treats.
Here are 9 of the most common products that can be fraught with danger:
This walnut — a popular spice in cooking sweet and even meat dishes. It is usually used in small amounts, so reason for concern.
But don’t get carried away! If you eat 1-2 whole nutmeg, the probability of poisoning!
The fact that nutmeg nuts contains myristicin — a substance that can cause nausea, dizziness and headaches, and in large doses even death.
One of the most beautiful and expensive spice in world, saffron is the pistils of Crocus, which are often added to baked goods and main dishes.
However, only 10 grams of saffron is enough to cause death of an adult and 5 to cause a miscarriage in a pregnant woman. However, in such doses, it is, fortunately, not used.
Flax grains contain a lot of fiber and omega-3 and are often used in baking. In combination with water they form a jelly, which is used as a binder instead of eggs.
But flax seeds are poisonous! They contain a large amount of a substance that can be converted to hydrocyanic acid. You should not eat more than two tablespoons of flax seeds a day.
But if your body for some reason cyanide of the split bean is absorbed better than ordinary, it is best to abstain from flax. Ten tablespoons is enough to cause fatal poisoning.
Cinnamon — usual in many homes, the spice made from the bark of cinnamon tree. In Chinese cinnamon (Cassia), the most common form of cinnamon contains coumarin, which in large amounts can be harmful to the liver.
Therefore, it is desirable to limit the consumption of cinnamon, especially for a long time. Adults are encouraged to eat not more than a teaspoon of cinnamon per day and children a maximum of half a teaspoon. At these doses, the coumarin successfully excreted from the body.
Licorice is a popular European delicacy, which is used as a sweetness, and as an additive to various products. It is a plant root that contains glycyrrhizic acid.
Excessive consumption of licorice can harm health: it is fraught with violations of electrolyte balance, high blood pressure, heart diseases and headaches.
It is recommended to use not more than 50 g of liquorice per day — or about 100 mg glycyrrhizic acid.
Green spots on potatoes occur because of chlorophyll, which is produced when the tubers the light gets in. Light can also promote the formation of toxins, so treat green as a signal of danger.
Cut the green parts of potatoes, and if the whole tuber is green throw it away. From sprouted potatoes should also be cut sprouts, contain toxic glycoalkaloids. These substances always have potatoes in small quantities, but in large doses they can cause disorders of the nervous system.
7. The bitter almonds.
The bitter almond is a relative of sweet, which is used primarily in baking. The bitter almond contains amygdalin , the same substance that is present in the seeds of cherries, apricots and plums.
In combination with water, the amygdalin forms a dangerous poison — prussic acid. However, it evaporates when heated (e.g. in the oven).
8-10 kernels of bitter almonds can be lethal for a child. Typical symptoms of mild poisoning are dizziness, abdominal pain and nausea. In more severe cases, possible arrhythmia, fainting and breathing difficulties.
Sweet, delicious, natural honey is almost the most useful product. Many even encourage to use it instead of sugar.
However, children under one year old honey is strictly contraindicated. The fact that it can contain spores of bacteria that produce botulin , a deadly poison. Kid small enough doses to cause any harm that may be fraught with serious consequences.
Rice contains arsenic, which has an unpleasant property to accumulate in the body. Over time, arsenic can lead to cancer of the lungs and bladder.
If you eat rice a couple times a week, then nothing to worry about: arsenic time to be excreted from the body. But we should not eat one rice, and the children generally dangerous to eat it more than four times a week.
Cook the rice in abundant water and drain it. This method helps to reduce the concentration of arsenic in half. By the way, brown rice arsenic more than white, so use caution.
In General, know the measure and be healthy!