a World Health Organization (WHO) report reveales…
That eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer, while red meats are probably carcinogenic. International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO’s specialized cancer agency, has categorized processed meats like hot dog, sausage and bacon in the same group with tobacco, asbestos and diesel fumes, which are proven carcinogenic agents. Here are some other foods. Bullfrogs are usually considered a delicacy in certain African nations, where people eat the whole frog, not just the legs. However, they contain a range of toxic substances harmful to humans, especially young frogs who are yet to breed — they carry a toxin that can lead to kidney failure.
Absinthe is a mixture of wormwood, sweet fennel and sweet anise. Wormwood contains a toxic chemical named thujone, which has psychoactive properties and results in addictive hallucinogen. The drink has been blamed for social disorders, suicides, tuberculosis and even epilepsy. Most of us prefer our food to be dead when it reaches our plate, but not in Korea. There you can order live octopus-WHAT ?, which is chopped up and seasoned while still alive. The danger is the suction cups, which are still active and can stick to your throat, potentially suffocating you-great-not.
Some wild mushrooms look innocent, but are actually lethal, like the Death Cap mushroom. Take a bite and you’re likely to experience abdominal pain and vomiting. Eaten in large amounts, they can cause liver, kidney and heart damage, which may ultimately lead to death. Pufferfish, or “fugu,” is the world’s most dangerous delicacy. Chefs in Japan go through several years of training to learn how to remove the toxic parts of the fish, which are 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. Eating just a tiny amount (a pin head) of the wrong bit can be lethal.
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