Leafy Greens Can Kill You!

Leafy Greens Can Kill You!

Might 30, 2022 · 7:00 AM

Unsure if that is hen or tuna salad with walnuts and grapes

Periodically there are outbreaks of sickness attributable to consuming contaminated leafy greens. The contaminants are normally micro organism corresponding to E coli and Salmonella. The sickness is often diarrhea, generally with stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting. And uncommon deaths.

Cathe Friedrich printed an fascinating article about this phenomenon. Listed below are a number of bullet factors (I have never independently verified):

  • Leafy greens corresponding to lettuce are linked to 22% of meals poisoning outbreaks during the last 10 years
  • The riskiest leafy inexperienced is bagged, ready-to-serve lettuce

A number of methods to keep away from foodborne sickness:

  • Keep away from pre-packaged leafy greens
  • Keep away from sprouts
  • Hold the produce refrigerated and dry
  • Eat earlier than the expiration date

Click on for leafy inexperienced meals security ideas from the Canadian authorities.

Click on for a harrowing story at Shopper Studies about E coli poisoning from romaine lettuce.

Shopper Studies article on the most secure methods to eat salad.

Steve Parker, MD

h/t Jan at The Low Carb Diabetic

front cover of Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes

Filed below Longevity, Recipes