1. Fugu. Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and the dish prepared from it can be lethally poisonous. The ovaries, intestines and liver of fugu contain tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin up to 1,200 times more deadly than cyanide.
A study found that a diet high in added fats, fried foods, processed meats, and sugary drinks was associated with a greater risk of sudden cardiac death, while a Mediterranean diet was associated with a lower risk.
Naturally occurring toxins in the lychee fruit have been linked to toxicity that leads to fever, convulsions and seizures. Ackee -- the national fruit of Jamaica -- contains the same poison as the lychee when unripe and can cause severe illness. It is usually cooked before eating.
Lamb typically has more saturated fat — which can raise your levels of bad cholesterol, putting you at higher risk of cardiovascular disease — than beef or pork. T-bones, rib-eye and New York strip steak tend to be fattier forms of beef when compared to ground rounds, sirloin or flank steak.
Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.)
Avoid mixing your watermelons, muskmelons, cantaloupe and honeydews with other fruits. Try not to mix acidic fruits, such as grapefruits and strawberries, or sub-acidic foods such as apples, pomegranates and peaches, with sweet fruits, such as bananas and raisins for a better digestion.
There are times, such as Super Bowl parties or holiday feasts, when people jokingly complain that they have "overdosed" on food. While those extra helpings of turkey or taco dip might, at worst, give you a bad case of indigestion, there are foods out there that can seriously harm you if you eat too much of them.
New research finds that it's not only what you eat, but also how you combine certain foods that can increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in later life. The foods most strongly associated with this risk were sugary snacks, alcohol, processed meats, and starches like potatoes.
Surströmming might just be the ultimate disgusting food. Disgust has a very important evolutionary function, it warns us of weird foods that could be potentially dangerous or deadly. This means that anything that deviates too far from the foods of the culture we grow up in, is seen as disgusting food.
If you don't eat at this point, the break-down of your body will continue, and death can occur as little as three weeks after you stop eating - if you don't get sick from a lack of immune system-essential vitamins and minerals first.
You may finally be able to eat Kinder eggs and Italian cured meats in America after decades of a federal US ban, but the American government still says no to plenty of international delicacies, like the deadly pufferfish and animal lung meat.
Peanuts and tree nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, and Brazil nuts, also may contain toxic molds ( 8 , 9 ). In turn, these molds produce mycotoxins, which are toxic compounds linked to various health problems, including digestive disorders and liver tumors ( 8 , 9 , 10 ).