According to a new study, many certain foods and spices are believed to be beneficial, but if you get carried away with them, they can turn out to be dangerous. There are a number of products regularly used by people that can cause serious harm to the body, the study says.
Here are some of them:
• Elderberry The fruits of this plant are taken as a supplement for their immune-stimulating properties, but they can cause serious he alth problems. Unripe fruit can cause diarrhea and vomiting, warns Dr. Chris Airey, MD. According to him, people with autoimmune diseases, as well as pregnant and lactating women, should not use elderberry at all.
• Nutmeg. Overdoing this spice can lead to unfortunate consequences. 2-3 teaspoons of nutmeg are enough to kill a person, warns Dr. Airy.
• Sushi. According to experts, this popular Japanese food can dangerously endanger he alth. Many types of fish are carriers of parasites, and when the fish is consumed raw, they can simply "migrate" to the human digestive tract. Raw fish is also a potential source of salmonella and other harmful bacteria, the nutritionist explains.
• Potatoes. This widely used product can provoke the development of diabetes if you consume it morning, noon and night. Especially when it comes to fried, baked and boiled with the skin. It is in it that harmful substances from the soil and air accumulate.
• Med. This very useful product contains botulism spores and is especially dangerous for children. These spores can lodge in the intestines and form a deadly poison. It is not recommended to give honey to very young children.
• Tuna fish. This marine fish is a source of protein and the mega-beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, but if you overdo it, you risk your he alth. Tuna contains potentially toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, explains clinical nutritionist Stephanie Gatschet. A large amount of tuna increases the risk of kidney and nervous system pathology. Pregnant women should be especially careful so as not to harm the baby.
• Wild forest mushrooms. Western nutritionists warn that in the forest you can come across quite dangerous mushrooms, and the use of ones you do not know leads to dozens of deaths cases a year worldwide, and thousands of people end up in hospital, says nutritionist Heather Hanks.