10 Dirtiest Foods That Can Make You Sick
- 06-29-2006, 02:19 AM
- 12-27-2006, 05:34 PM
maybe I'm comparing apples to oranges here since I cook my food and I (think) I'm human, but I feed my dogs raw chicken almost every day. When I'm not feeding them raw chicken, it's ground beef or ground turkey. I often include fresh (bagged for convenience) spinach and other veggies with the ground meat. Not only have they never gotten sick, but I would give my left nut to have the LBM that my dogs do. I'm not trying to prove anything here, but want simply to add some food for thought.
12-27-2006, 06:29 PM
Being safe is one thing, but IMO exposure to dirt, dust, bacteria and fungus is normal. All the germaphobes succeed in doing is having a virgin immune sytem that is ill (pun intended) prepared to deal with illness. One of the most disgusting people i know happens to be a disabled man who just happens to throw his feces when irate, and wipe without toilet paper due to OCD and constantly flushing it away. My point is awhile back everyone i work with got the flu including the two gentlemen i work with one being the aforementioned diabled man. I was puking throwing up for hours, he got up a few times to the toilet to crap, never threw up once. All of us were deathly ill throwing up for two days and he was sick overnight. This tells me either its fluke or his constant exposure to bacteria has given him a super immune system. Anti bacterial soaps have thier place but IMO its when dealing with animal or human fluids. Everybody has a delicate balance of bacteria and fungus living on our bodies and all anti bacterial soaps cleaners, detergents, sprays achieve is to ruin the balance causing a fungal overgrowth. balance is needed to ensure neither fungus or bacteria get too dominant. To avoid problems cook food as mentioned and when vacationing and at home avoid food in the sun and things that turn quickly like dairy and egg salad and such. To me the biggest risk is not bacteria itself its the slob of a cook who lives with mom and doesnt was his hands after coughing in his hand or using the bathroom. At home you know whats been on your food in a restaurant you dont.
12-30-2006, 03:06 PM
Articles like this one are one of the reasons Men's Health readers look the way they doOriginally Posted by yeahright
12-31-2006, 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by yeahright
Consumer Reports published just this month on finding 83% of chicken they tested was positive for campylobacter or salmonella ( Consumer Reports Exposes Chicken Contamination )
The article I link above is full of information about how to protect against the germs.
Not to get political or anything, but it was just a couple of years ago that the White House moved to reduce safety requirements on these industries and make most of the safety measures voluntary and self-regulated. This change occurred in both the meat and vegetable industries, and suddenly we're seeing waves of infections from lettuce, spinach, onions, and all sorts of meats--almost double from 3 years ago, according to Consumer Reports.
01-24-2007, 08:47 AM
08-12-2007, 07:23 AM
Sometimes you can't avoid something bad happening to you, but for the most part, common sense is the best way to avoid screwing yourself up.
08-18-2007, 07:16 PM
Brag: I don't buy Men's Health
Beat: This thread quoted Men's Health
Variance: I cook my food
08-24-2007, 06:11 PM
I got deathly sick off of "cooked" eggs once (at least I'm 90% sure it was the eggs, or possibly the slice of ham put on it). I'm eaten 100s of eggs in my life. I'll continue to take my chances . Actually that 1 time getting sick in 30 years was enough to make me never want it to happen again....horrible!
08-31-2007, 06:39 AM
And one day, Men's Health will conclude that wiping your ass will cause cancer of the scrotum...
I guess I better go on the air and grass diet - oh wait, that's bad too!
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