Your Food can hurt you if not Careful; See the five Common Food-Related Illness and learn the symptoms and proper precaution
In today's world, we face a lot of grieve disease and illness, which comes from the unlikeliest of sources. According to many research, many of the minor illness you suffer comes directly from the food you eat.
It's a given fact that if you eat junk foods on a regular basis then it'll lead to several abdomen related problems. But did you know, not caring about the small stomach pain can lead to big problems in the future.
In this section, we're covering the type of illness you'll suffer if you eat these junk and processed foods daily. Let's get right into it.
As you all know, nowadays, even healthy fruits and vegetables aren't good for your health due to farmers using pesticides and chemicals to grow it quickly.
Source: Comprehensive Digestive Institute of Nevada
If you aren't aware of what to eat and what not to, then chances of your health being in the lowest stage increase exponentially. Those chemicals will enter your body and start to degrade your immune system.
Symptoms of Food-Related Illness
The chemicals from fruits and vegetables are easy to remove by washing it thoroughly under running tap water but what about that hamburger or pizza you ate last night.
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Surely, you can't wash it as you'll be stripping it off from its taste. After dining out at the local restaurant if you are feeling any of these below symptoms, then surely it's food related illness.
You woke the next day and all you can do is vomit all over the place.
This is one of the most common symptoms of food related illness. If you are able to sleep or work due to your continuous detour to the toilet, then it's something to worry about.
3.) Abdominal Pain
Feeling pain in the upper, middle or even lower belly are the sure cause of eating junk foods.
As surprising it may sound, if you feel like your body is getting warmer then before, then your diet last night might be causing it.
Main Sources of Food-Related Illness
These are the main sources of foods which often leads to food related illness. Don't get surprised to see some of your favorite foods in the list.
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One of the main caused of any type of illness you get. Be it fever, stomach pain, ulcers, etc, etc.
Different type of bacteria which cause food-related illness are, Salmonella, Campylobacter jejune, Shigella, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Vibrio, and Clostridium botulinum.
These bacteria's are found in uncooked meat, dairy foods, seafood, undercooked pizza or hamburger.
These little buggers are even smaller than bacteria, but you know what they say, 'Small things come in big packages.' These can enter your body when you eat food cooked by an already sick person, or eat contaminated water, like packed fruit juice.
If you have the bad habit of not washing your hands after coming taking a trip to the washroom, then my friend your body is becoming a breeding for the parasites.
Although these parasites are pretty rare in developed countries like the United States, prevention is better than cure.
As we talked earlier, even your healthiest of foods and vegetables contain chemicals as they are generally created artificially.
Some common food items containing chemicals are certain types of fish which feeds on poisonous plants, wild mushrooms, and unwashed vegetables and fruits.
Precaution for Food-Related Illness
Follow these healthy steps in order to live a healthy life without any problem.
Source: Healthy Women
- 1.) Cook your food properly, be it veggies or meat. Any type of uncooked meal can often lead to various infectious disease which in turn hampers your health.
- 2.) Boost your immunity by exercising and eating healthy food daily. Try to take some out from your busy lives and exercise on a regular basis, be it for even 10 minutes.
- 3.) Avoid foods that can cause your mental and physical health to deteriorate. Food can cause your body to feel lazy and sleepy all day.
- Also see: How does eating healthy affects your physical and mental health?
- 4.) Avoid Processed and Foods containing acids as it'll bother your health when you are older and your body's immunity system is not able to function properly.
So before eating out at the nearest restaurant with your friends and family, think before ordering junk foods, containing lots of sugars and fats.