8 Everyday Foods and Drinks that Could Kill You

You probably know that eating certain foods that contain toxic chemicals can cause various chronic diseases as well as cancer, which could kill you over time, but did you know that certain very common foods could kill you in a matter of minutes?

Sometimes behind those mouthwatering goodness lurk the evil fats, calories, sugar, salt and all other dietary elements you would normally avoid.

The following foods and drinks could make you very sick and even kill you.
  • Orange juice from the grocery store

Unless you squeeze orange juice from fresh oranges, you aren’t getting enough nutrition from the juice you are consuming. Store-bought orange juice contains the same amount of sugar as a can of Coca-Cola, and many times it is added sugar. Many orange juice makers are also selling “natural” juice that isn’t natural at all. Consuming store-bought juice full of sugar can cause diabetes, obesity and heart problems. Skip the store-bought juices and make your own freshly squeezed juices.

  • Vegetable oil

Many of these oils are based on GMO foods. Soybean il, corn oil, canola oil and cotton seed oil are all GMO, to start with. They also all contain trans-fats. Trans-fats damage your body right down to your cells, and this leads to everything from heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

  • Raw meat and uncooked eggs

Raw meat- including red meat, poultry and seafood – and uncooked eggs can contain salmonella bacteria, which can cause gastroenteritis in humans. Salmonella poisoning can also lead to serious complications, such as bacteremia ( when salmonella enters the bloodstream), that are life-threatening to people with weaker immune systems.

  • Almonds

If you ever needed a reason to buy almonds from your supermarket and not go picking them yourself, this is it. If you weren’t aware of it before, there are two types of almonds. Sweet almonds and bitter almonds. Bitter almonds, when eaten raw, are extremely poisonous. Bitter almonds contain a poison called glycoside amygdalin. After someone consumes bitter almonds, glycoside amygdalin turns into prussic acid, more commonly known as hydrogen cyanide, the same substance used in the Nazi gas chambers. It only takes about 2 handfuls of bitter almonds to make you drop dead. But after processing, bitter almonds can be safely eaten.

  • Sugar

Although most people know sugar is bad, they keep eating it anyway. Besides the fact that it’s addictive, most people don’t really understand why it’s so bad. Sugar raises your triglyceride levels to unbelievably dangerous levels, which can lead to heart disease. It will also cause diabetes because it stresses out the pancreas and creates insulin sensitivity.

  • Stone fruit seeds and apple seeds

Apples and stone fruits- cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches and apricots- are nature’s candy, but stay away from the seeds ( as well as the bark and leaves). They contain amygdalin, a compound that produces cyanide. Large doses can lead to dizziness and vomiting, increased bloor pressure, kidney failure, coma and even death.

  • Canned tomato sauce

While you might never associate canned tomatoes and tomato sauce with sugar as you make your spaghetti, the fact of the matter is this cooking staple is high in fructose corn syrup- secretly contributing to increased rates of obesity, diabetes and heart diseases. So the next time you crave for spaghetti, make sure to check the label for low sugar and low salt tomato sauce.

  • Potato chips and french fries

Potatoes contain an amino acid called asparagines. And when the spuds are fries, that asparagines produces a chemical called acrylamide. Acrylamide is used in the production of plastic and is also found in cigarette smoke, so it’s no surprise that it’s considered a probable carcinogen. Studies have also shown that having higher levels of acrylamide in your blood is associated with an increased risk for brest, endometrial, ovarian and renal cancers.

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