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World Food Safety Day.. How do you get rid of natural toxins in your food?


The world celebrates World Food Safety Day on June 7 of each year, and food safety means focusing on methods that can help reduce the risks of harmful viruses and bacteria, and attention must be paid to food safety methods and the prevention, detection and treatment of foodborne diseases, and many foods contain Toxins as a natural chemical we mention most prominently in this report, according to what was published on the boldsky website.


Natural toxins in food

 

aquatic biotoxins


They are basically phytoplankton or harmful algae found in the oceans, and one study indicates that among the thousands of species of microalgae found in nature, algae contain natural toxins that can lead to the death of humans and animals, and oysters contain aquatic toxins because they feed on algae;


lectin

 

They are proteins that are attached to carbohydrates found in foods such as grains, beans, potatoes, whole grains and nuts, and are a source of fiber, protein and vitamin B, and are known to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Mercury

 Some large fish such as shark contain a large amount of mercury. Eating these fish in large quantities can increase the risk of poisoning and cause conditions related to the central nervous system, lungs and kidneys.


How to reduce health risks from natural toxins?

If toxins are present in the seeds, husks or sprouts, it is best to remove the seeds, peel the skin and boil the sprouts in salted water to reduce the content of toxins.


If you are pregnant, remove any green or damaged part of foods, especially potatoes.


Foods such as beans must be soaked for at least five hours before cooking to remove the lectins.


Get rid of foods that are damaged, discolored, or showing signs of fungus.


Avoid using foods that taste bitter, smell bad and do not look fresh.


Other toxins in food

Coumarin:

An aromatic organic chemical found in foods such as cinnamon, tonka bean, green tea and carrots.


Hypoglycin:

It is an amino acid found in some fruits and can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.

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