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Foods that are most likely to get contaminated by parasites

By: Onlymyhealth Staff Writer, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 25, 2017
Do you know that some foods are likely to increase the risk of food-borne diseases? Here are some foods that get easily contaminated by disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites.
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    Red meat

    Have you ever wondered why is it always advised to cook meat thoroughly before its consumption? Well that’s because raw and uncooked meat is a breeding ground for bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli and listeria.

    Red meat
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    Eggs are also likely to get contaminated with parasites, that’s why it’s imperative that you purchase eggs that are free Salmonella bacteria. In addition, make sure you don’t consume eggs that are beyond the date of packaging.

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    Contaminated poultry products

    If you’re a chicken lover, you need to make sure you only chicken that is bacteria free. As chicken can also get infected with Salmonella species. Also, you need to ensure that it is cooked properly before its consumption.

    Contaminated poultry products
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    Seeded veggies

    Seeded vegetables such as cucumbers, jalapenos are known to be a breeding ground for Salmonella species. Therefore, to prevent being infected by this bacteria, make sure you wash your veggies thoroughly.


    Seeded veggies
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    Seeds and sprouts

    Seeds and sprouts usually require a hot and humid climate to grow and this makes it ideal for bacteria to grow in them as well. Contaminated radish sprouts can contain E. Coli, can lead to  stomach issues. This is also one of the foods contaminated by bacterial toxins. Image source : Getty 

    Seeds and sprouts
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