Insurance Services of Washington Blog
There are plenty of hazards to look out for, especially in the outside world. Some of which are flash floods, typhoons, car accidents, and fires. Little did you know, there are also potential deadly hazards that are sitting in your kitchen cabinets. Read on further to know what kind of household food you should be aware of.
While nutmeg is more commonly known as a spice and an additional flavor for coffee, it is also a hallucinogen when taken at higher dosages. It can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, central nervous system excitation, and death when unnoticed. It only takes two tablespoons before someone feels the symptoms that nutmeg gives. Nutmeg should be taken seriously, especially since it has already landed hundreds of victims in the hospital. It’s surprisingly toxic for a spice found in grocery stores and a person’s spice rack. It has been known to be very powerful that it was once used as birth control and for termination of unwanted pregnancies.
Apricot seeds can be very lethal. They contain a highly toxic chemical called amygdalin. Which is why you’ll have difficulty looking for apricots in the grocery store. Unfortunately, there are still people that believe that apricot seeds cure cancer and can also be ground up to be sold as vitamin B17. Once a person has ingested amygdalin, it is then converted to hydrogen cyanide – a deadly chemical that can kill those who consume it.
There was an issue back in 2014 – Whole Foods had to check the bitter almonds they sold. The health department found traces of hydrocyanic acid and glycoside amygdalin. Once these substances are heated or exposed to chemicals such as the ones found in your digestive system, they will convert to hydrogen cyanide. The same amygdalin found in apricot seeds. Ironic that almonds and apricot seeds are marked as health products, but can become quite deadly if taken too much.
Bittersweet Nightshades has chemical compounds that naturally occur. One of these is solanine, which is very toxic when taken in high dosages. The nightshade is also a known plant related tomatoes, which means they also release the same chemical compounds. Known symptoms of solanine poisoning are nausea, dizziness, increased heartbeat, and respiratory failure, which can, in turn, lead to death. Although it may not be familiar, it is possible to die from eating potatoes. An adult weighing 200 pounds (91 kilograms) that consumes 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fully green potatoes can ingest enough solanine that can lead to death.
Sometimes, we don’t take notice of the food we eat every day. Even though we know a lot of them are unhealthy, such as junk food, we continue to eat them anyway. We will never know when life will take us. Get hold of life insurance now to have guaranteed payment of death benefits.
At Insurance Services of Washington Inc., we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. We make sure to go the extra mile to help you with your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (425) 868-1123 or Click Here to request a free quote.