Not only puffer fish: 12 "poisonous" products on your DeskPictolic
Man is the only creature on earth that can expose yourself to the risk of death just for fun or pleasure. We even make food dangerous attraction — at least take the puffer fish, which, as known, can be poisoned to death: it was forbidden, and frightened by the statistics, but the Japanese, like many tourists, continue to tickle their nerves.
However, do not have to chase the exotic, to play culinary Russian roulette. These products are familiar to you firsthand, but did you know that they can be poisonous?
1. Raw cashews
How active: causes an extremely painful skin rash.
Interesting fact: "raw cashews" available in supermarkets is actually processed by hot steam, kill caustic substance. But, when buying, choose only whole: the dried and shriveled already unfit for food.
2. Potatoes and tomatoes
In potato tubers contain a small amount (0.05%), but in green and sprouted potatoes its level significantly increased. The maximum concentration in the sprouts and under the skin.
Dangerous solanine also contain immature green tomatoes. The level of toxin is reduced when the fruits begin to lighten, becoming whitish or slightly pinkish, and then they can be marinated and salted.
Symptoms: headache, weakness, confusion, diarrhoea and vomiting, and in severe cases convulsions and coma.
3. Farm salmon
How it works: suppresses the immune system, affects the skin, liver, kidneys, nervous system and even provoke the development of cancer. And the worst part is that these substances cause mutations, affecting the health of offspring.
Need to know: if there is farming salmon, no more than two times in a month, it will not harm health. But if you do not want to risk, it is best to switch to wild salmon.
4. Rhubarb leaves
How it works: pernicious forms crystalline deposits in the kidneys.
Symptoms: shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, pain in eyes, burning in the mouth and throat, red color urine.
How does: scatters the attention, and in large doses causes muscle spasms and cramps and is having a devastating effect on brain cells, kidneys and liver.
Interesting fact: that thujone causes hallucinations, and not proven (although many sources continue to say), and addiction to absinthe is harmful not so much because of the poison, but because of the alcohol.
How it works: if consumed unripe or improperly prepared berries, you can get severe diarrhea and even seizures.
Symptoms: after a few minutes may be headache, dizziness, drowsiness, low blood pressure, nausea and shortness of breath.
How it works: affects the brain and nervous system, and people with troubled kidneys poisoned already from 100 ml of juice of carambola.
Symptoms: insomnia, seizures, hiccups, vomiting, numbness, muscle cramps, weakness and confusion.
8. Fruit seeds
How it works: causes oxygen starvation of the tissues, disturbing the functions of the Central nervous system.
Symptoms: in acute poisoning in breathing, shortness of breath develops, the pressure increases and heart rate slows down. It is true that so severely poisoned you need to eat the flesh of these bones glasses.
How it works: the use of large doses leads to a strong heartbeat, cramps, and convulsions, dehydration and death. Moreover, the epilepsy can begin after the 5.6 gram, and one entirely eaten walnut evokes a sense of doom and psychosis.
Symptoms: agitation, confusion, headaches, nausea and dizziness, dry mouth, redness of the eyes and memory disorder.
10. Raw (unpasteurized) honey
How it works: disrupts cell receptors, first exciting and then inhibiting the Central nervous system that can result in death.
Symptoms: dizziness, weakness, excessive sweating, nausea and vomiting. Using honey in the human body gets not so much toxin, so the symptoms usually pass within a day. But still eat raw honey tablespoons is a bad idea.
How it works: this is an extremely dangerous chemical substance and its compounds are striking in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver and nervous system. And the mercury even in small quantities poses a particular threat to a child's development, so pregnant women, lactating mothers and children better just give up tuna.
Need to know: the heat treatment of the product does not destroy the mercury. In Brazil, China, Canada and some other countries among populations living fishing, up to 17 children per 1 thousand suffer from mental disorders.
12. Microwave popcorn
How it works: under the impact of microwaves releases toxic fumes, interferes with the operation of the lungs.
Need to know: mainly at risk are the workers of manufacturing plants, but poison can be at home, if you get carried away with popcorn and constantly inhale the steam when you open the package. Yet known one case where a man ruined his lungs, devouring popcorn in the house — though he prepared it twice a day for 10 years!