Here Are 9 Common Foods That Can Take Your Life!

There are some common foods that we eat regularly which may be fatal for you if consumed in excess amounts. Check out the complete list here and avoid them.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Sep 13, 2019 16:46 IST
Here Are 9 Common Foods That Can Take Your Life!

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Would you believe that some health-friendly foods can be dangerous! Sometimes, good things do have certain downsides. Some foods are insanely healthy but they can get dangerous on exceeding the advised average consumption. While you may think that eating good food in excess would double up the benefits, it is the other way around. You must watch out the allowed dosages before consuming anything ‘good’. Here are some common foods that are surprizingly dangerous.


Eating potatoes is fine but eating green or unripe potatoes is highly dangerous. These contain ‘solanine’ which is a toxic element that may poison your stomach and affect the nervous system. If you eat a lot of green potatoes, be ready to suffer headaches, nausea, fatigue like problems.


This might come as a shocker as cherries are counted amongst beneficial foods but their leaves and seeds contain poisonous compounds. Cherry seeds contain hydrogen cyanide which is dangerous for the human body. It can lead to anxiety, headache, breathing problems, and the worse being kidney failure!


Of hundreds of mushroom varieties available, 12 are extremely poisonous whereas around 100 species are less poisonous. The deadliest mushroom is ‘Death Cap’. The properties of poisonous mushrooms are a small umbrella, white grills, bright color, etc.

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Raw cashews

The cashews that we eat are actually processed! Raw cashews have a dangerous chemical ‘urushiol’ in them which is fatal. Anyone who consumes raw cashews in large amounts may even die! This chemical is the same found in poison ivy.


Do you know that there are two kinds of almonds: sweet and bitter. While sweet almonds are good for health, bitter almonds are highly poisonous. It contains two harmful chemicals- hydrogen cyanide and glycoside amygdalin whose over-consumption can kill you.

Ice cream

Ice cream is to be eaten frozen because it becomes poisonous in warm temperatures! Yes. It is required to maintain their temperature or else they will deteriorate and may cause dysentery and diarrhea.

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Well, you might be adding this to a lot of your dishes to enhance the flavor but never exceed more than a pinch. Why? Because it can give a hallucinogenic effect if taken in larger amounts. It can cause dehydration, nausea, dry mouth, irregular heart rate, etc.

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Tuna Fish

Tuna is very famous amongst the variety of good fishes for human health. However, it is very important to keep it at cool temperatures. If kept at warm temperatures, it releases harmful toxins that can’t be removed. Doctors suggest pregnant women to avoid the consumption of Tuna fish.


Leaves of rhubarb have oxalic acid whose excessive intake may cause several diseases along with kidney stones.

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