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Are green potatoes toxic?

Are green potatoes toxic?

Green potatoes can be toxic. They may indicate a high level of naturally occurring toxic chemicals called glycoalkaloids. If this level is too high, it can result in consciousness loss and even death.

Are sulfites harmful?

Are sulfites harmful?

Sulfites are found in wine and in some foods. Only a small percentage of the population is sulfite-sensitive (mostly asthmatics). They can experience mild to severe (rare) symptoms of sulfite allergy.

Avocado seed: is it healthy or harmful?

Avocado seed: is it healthy or harmful?

Avocado seed has not been declared safe to consume, due to limited studies investigating the toxicity and safety of its constituents. See what is the evidence of the potential health benefits of eating dry or fresh avocado seed.

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Eating raw potatoes can make you sick - they can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, flatulence and cramps. The reasons are the indigestible starch, the contamination of bacteria from the soil and the toxins present in some potatoes.

Can you drink too much milk?

Can you drink too much milk?

We all have a different limit of how much milk and other dairy products we can have per day. This limit can be zero, if you have milk allergy, or 2 servings per day, if you are a men and want to avoid increasing the risk of developing prostate...

Mercury in fish

Mercury levels in fish

Large predatory fish, such as shark, swordfish, marlin, or king mackerel, contain more mercury in a small serving than the weekly maximum safe limit for most people. See the most recent data on the mercury levels in fish.

Milk allergy symptoms

Milk allergy symptoms and causes

Milk allergy, or dairy allergy, is an adverse immune response to the protein in cow’s milk, that mainly affects children. The symptoms depend on the amount of dairy consumed and the severity of the allergy and include vomiting, diarrhea, dermatitis...

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