Food poisoning is a common problem that can be easily treated. Each year, an estimated 76 million people in the United States become ill from the food they eat, and about 5,000 of them die according to the CDCP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Beef and poultry are generally the main causes of food-borne illness, but a number of other foods also pose a risk. A recent article shows the top 10 riskiest poisoning foods based on the number of outbreaks and cases.
Surprisingly, some healthy foods are considered high-risk for poisoning outbreaks.
Leafy greens are on the top of list, most likely due to poor handling practices and contaminated washing equipment.
Eggs have the second highest number of outbreaks, with most of them caused by salmonella. Half of all cases of egg-related illness are in restaurants.
Tuna rounds up the top three as fresh fish can decay soon after being caught, leading to poisoning.
Oysters, potatoes, cheese, ice cream, tomatoes, sprouts and berries complete the top 10 list.
Food poisoning is cause by harmful bacteria, with symptoms ranging from upset stomach to fever and severe vomiting.
Probiotic supplements are one of the best ways to treat food poisoning. Also known as “good bacteria” or “healthy bacteria”, probiotics can assist the body’s naturally occurring gut flora and are able to convert sugars and other carbohydrates into lactic acid, which can prevent gastrointestinal infections.
Probiotics supplements are safe, reliable and have become one of the top selling products in health food stores and websites.