If you think the meat-eaters have it bad with the whole last year’s “bacon causes cancer” controversy, wait till you hear what the herbivores have to deal with! There are at least 10 products that we consume on a daily basis, that can literally kill you, on both the meat and the veggie side. So read, and take notes!
1. Fruit Seeds
Did you know that apple seeds contain cyanide? Yeah, that’s common knowledge, and, to be frank, I’ve eaten all the apple I could, and… ‘m still alive and kicking. However I didn’t eat any cherry pits, which are supposedly just as poisonous, if not more. Same goes for peach and apricot pits. And BTW, apricot jam with those pits (without the hard shell) tastes absolutely remarkable.
2. Raw Honey
As someone raised basically in the countryside, I’ve had my fair share of raw honey. The chewy wax did get stuck in my teeth, but, again, I’m still alive! Yet, apparently, unpasteurized honey often contains grayanotoxin, that can cause dizziness, weakness, excessive sweating, nausea, and vomiting that can last for hours.
Do I even need to tell you how many tomatoes I’ve eaten throughout my entire life? But actually, it’s not the fruits themselves (yeah, it’s a fruit), but their leaves and stems, that are harmful. They contain alkali poisons that can cause stomach agitation. However, you would need to eat a whole bucket-load for them to be fatal. Still, the leaves do not taste like candies, I can tell you that much.
This is nuts! How can something so delicious be deadly? Turns out, raw cashews need to be steamed to remove the urushiol, which can cause the same effect as poison ivy, or poison oak. And at high doses may indeed be fatal. And of course there are those who are allergic to poison ivy. Those people will most likely die if they eat an actual raw cashew. The more you know!
Wikipedia says nutmeg is a hallucinogenic, which is nice, but eating just 0.2 oz of that stuff could lead to convulsions, and 0.3 oz will probably give you a seizure. Don’t ask what will happen if you eat a whole jar of the stuff. Because the answer is “R.I.P.”
No, not the tuna! Anything but the tuna! Tuna meat is dangerous because of the mercury that the fish absorbs. There are 2 ways this nasty chemical element can go while inside your body: it either passes through your kidneys, OR goes all the way up to your brain, which can supposedly drive you insane. For this reason the FDA recommends children and pregnant women to not consume tuna at all. Just to be on the safe side.
I can hear Ireland scoffing at this one. Taters can kill you? What a load of horse dung! Alas, just like with tomatoes, it’s the extremities that are harmful to us. Glycoalkaloids can be found in the leaves, stems, and sprouts of potatoes. Eating this chemical will lead to cramps, diarrhea, headaches, or even coma and death. Boy, that escalated quickly.
Cassava is a tropical South American vegetable, that gained popularity in Africa for some reason. It’s known for its moth-watering juice, which can be fermented to produce a drink called piwarry. Here’s the kicker though, its leaves and roots are surprisingly rich in cyanide, so do NOT munch on those.
Did you know that rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which causes kidney stones? And if you’ve never had one of those f$ckers stuck down there, let me tell you, that death would be like a nice vacation compared to the painful horrors that are kidney stones. Luckily, it’d take 11 pounds of leaves to actually straight out kill you, but way less to make you want to kill yourself.
Before I tell you why these wieners are deadly, take a second and think. I bet you won’t believe the actual reason.
Okay, time’s up! So, the reason why these puppies are on this list is because they are a freaking CHOKING hazard! Yeah, I know, it’s freaking stupid! People, apparently, are so hungry they don’t even chew their food, just suck it all in like a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner. Granted, kids are dumb, so that’s that, and you should always cut their food, but adults? Hot Dogs are killing innocent people, America! This has to stop! But wait – we have to have an exception: The 4th of July hot dog eating contests. The current record is 69 hotdogs in 10 minutes held by Joey Chestnut. You go Joey and remember: No chocking allowed!