The Danger of Food Poisoning
There are many different organisms which may be found in the food we consume, usually after we do not prepare it correctly, or after it goes bad. Then, we should not eat it under any circumstances, since by consuming this kind of spoiled food; we insert all the harmful microorganisms into our body. Then, we are bound to suffer from a condition called food poisoning. We can get poisoned by various types of food, and the condition may express itself in many different ways. Therefore, you need to know how to recognize the symptoms of food poisoning and, also, to know which food you should not eat.
Food Poisoning: Prevention
Every time you are preparing meat, you need to be sure that it has been adequately made, being exposed to proper temperatures during the preparation itself. The same goes for any other food which is of animal origin. If you are uncertain of the heat you are preparing your food under, you might use a thermometer for confirmation and further regulation, if necessary. It goes without saying that eating raw meat and animal products can kill you or, at least, cause you numerous health problems. Therefore, do not do that, and check the expiry date of all products you are about toeat.
Be extremely careful when preparing seafood since most of food poisoning cases take place due to spoiled food of this type. Additionally, once you notice a type of food has gone bad, separate it from the rest of the food, making sure there has not been any contact between the two, and throw the bad food away. Keep your food in the refrigerator, cold and out of the room temperature. Proper hygiene cannot be emphasized enough. So, keep your hands, kitchen, food and dishes clean and disinfected. Also, whenever you buy products, if there are pasteurized versions, opt for these over the unpasteurized ones.
Upon thawing food, make sure you do not expose it to the room temperature. Rather, keep it in the refrigerator and let it thaw there. If you have a baby, note that breastfeeding is the safest way of nutrition, ruling out any chances of infections. However, if you are suffering from diarrhea, do not prepare food for others since, directly or indirectly, you might contaminate it.
Finally, people who generally have weak immune systems should not eat cheeses, takeaway food or extremely hot food.