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posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Ten foods in your kitchen that contain gruesome poisons

Your mother never warned you to not eat your vegetables. Maybe she should have!

10.Potatoes

Too yummy to be poisonous, right? Negative, ghostrider!


As the spuds get older, they accumulate solanine, which turns them a green color. Every potato contains about 8-13 milligrams, and about 200 milligrams can make people sick.


Not to mention hallucinations, nausea, and in some cases, death!


9. Cashews


Cashews contain urushiol. Doesn't sound very deadly - more like a minor orc in Lord of the Rings - but it's found in something feared by campers everywhere. Poison Ivy contains urushiol, and everyone knows what it does.


And I used to love Cashew Chicken!


8. Rhubarb

Rhubarb pie is to die for. Well, now it is!


The stems or rhubarb are cooked to add a little something to a pie. The leaves are cooked to get that inheritance you've been waiting for for all these years. Rhubarb contains oxalates in manageable levels in the stems. In the leaves, they are deadly, especially if cooked with soda to make them water soluble.



7. Egg Whites

Meringue pie eaters beware!


Egg whites contain trypsin inhibitors, which stop you from being able to digest protein and lead to a slow, miserable death



6. Whole wheat and rye bread

Guess I'll have to get used the blandness of white bread, now.


If you get tired of those omelets, you can supplement your diet with whole wheat or rye. These contain phytic acid, which is so horrible that it is called the 'anti-nutrient'. It stops you from taking in calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The acid contains an insoluble salt that binds to these nutrients, making it impossible for you to digest them.



5. Kidney Beans


Phytohaemagglutinin is a nasty little number that can make cell membranes too permeable, letting all sorts of undesirable elements in and making someone lose control of their body and bodily functions. This is why the first signals of such poisoning are vomiting and diarrhea.


So THAT'S why red beans and rice bows me up all night!


4. Almonds, cherries, apples, apricots, and many other seeds

My mom was right: eating the seeds will make you sick!


The fruit mentioned isn't dangerous, but it houses a danger. The seeds of all of these, when ground up or even bruised, produces hydrogen cyanide. Yes, the pill that they gave spies to kill themselves if they got captured might have been made from ground-up almonds.



3. Mushrooms

I'll just have to deal with it. Pizza without mushrooms is like mice without cancer. Wait...


And not just in the way you think. Shiitake and white button mushrooms contain large amounts of carcinogenic compounds when they're raw. Mice grow tumors more often if they've been fed on mushrooms.



2. Every green thing you've ever eaten

HAH! Take that, mom!


Cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach are all murderers. Also peaches, strawberries, and pears. Cauliflower. Bamboo shoots. All these contain goitrogens, which take out your thyroid and prevent iodine uptake. They cause enlarged thyroids over time. Soy also has it. In short - don't eat anything good for you



1. Castor beans

The sweetest death you'll ever have.


You might think you don't eat these, but you do. They're most famous for being in castor oil, but they're also in most sweets like chocolate and processed candies. So what? So they contain ricin. Ricin is a deadly poison. It is so deadly, that it was given to assassins during the Cold War. They would have umbrellas which, when jabbed against someone's leg, would fire ricin pellets. About 0.2 milligrams is enough to kill someone within four days. It dissolves completely - when properly administered, and leaves little to no trace. So the next time someone gives you a box of chocolates, it could be that they're trying to kill you on a day too sunny to carry an umbrella.



So, next time you sit down to eat something that your wife, husband, or mom prepared, take a moment to ask yourself, "Are they trying to kill me?"


/TOA




posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Oh my God you mean the government and the media have been covering up the millions of poison related deaths from these foods for decades?

We need to write our Congress and tell them we won't stand for this kind of intolerable action.

We should revolt over this.



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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Dang, that eliminates about half of my diet,
especially the veggies. I was aware of
the potatoes, they turn green I throw them
out.



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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Let the peasants revolt while I keep eating my baked potatoes.


/TOA



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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So I guess that instead of eating healthy foods that have been around forever, now we should just switch to the "safe" TV dinners and fast food...

Geez... People don't understand that EVERYTHING has the potential of being deadly... You just need to make sure the food is fresh, well cultivated, clean and you'll be fine... Obviously, balanced portions are essential...

I highly doubt I'll die from eating fresh fruits, veggies, eggs and meat... Unless I eat while reading threads like this one and choke after laughing at the ridiculousness... I do bet, however, that those who don't eat this food, will live a very short, fat, and sick existence...
edit on 11/6/11 by Magnum007 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Why isn't this in the jokes and pranks forum? as it cannot be serious....and if ti is serious it it needs to be in the deconstructing disinformation or hoax forums...



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Sorry bro,
I'll keep eating the goodies on your list and worry about the real poison that is in almost EVERYTHING.
High Fructose Corn Syrup, really go look, in the US it is hard to find a product without it.
Just a quick trip to your own pantry will prove my point, that is unless you are like me and see this stuff for what it is and purposely avoid it.
To us diabetic types, we'd stand a better chance with an equal dose of arsenic.

No joking, but close.



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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A new interrogation method for the CIA?
"Talk, or we are going to make you eat 20 green potatoes!"



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by Sly1one
Why isn't this in the jokes and pranks forum? as it cannot be serious....and if ti is serious it it needs to be in the deconstructing disinformation or hoax forums...


I've known for years that apple seeds contain cyanide and the best source of ricin is castor beans. This isn't disinformation or a hoax. Not in the list are eggplants, which when young contain a large amount of solanine.

/TOA



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Toast is carcinogenic. Yep. Not fresh bread though, just burnt bread - toast.

SO is bacon for that matter, when it cooks.

And in terms of severity - Have a ganger at this chemical:

DHMO - and this is found even in schools!

www.dhmo.org...


Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:
Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
Contributes to soil erosion.
Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.


And this is not even an issue? Scary stuff people..

Oo

edit on 11/6/2011 by badw0lf because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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I've always had a Phobia about DHMO. I mean good lord , do you know what fish do in it? It's disgusting.



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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One more reason we need to take a step back and look at what we're putting in our bodies.

I'll stick to the beer - I know it's not healthy, but I know it's not healthy!



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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mmmmmmmmmm death by chocolate
Interesting notes though I didn't know that about the greens but I did know about the pits of cherries apple seeds.



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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reply to post by The Old American
 


It is not the foods.....it is how the foods are grown and stored....when their shelf life expires.....We can still eat all those foods...just be sure of the quality and expiration dates.
edit on 11-6-2011 by caladonea because: correct sentence



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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Interesting ...

Generally speaking tho .... (i cant be bothered to find specific examples) .. It is my understanding, that some of these 'poisons', like other substances, are harmless, or can actually be good for us, at minuscule amounts ...

Only when received at levels greater than the body can deal with do they become toxic to us ..

That includes just about everything the body can ingest (by whatever means) .. even water ...
The list of harmless, or helpful things that become toxic to us at greater levels (and vice versa) is 'practically' infinite ...

As i said .. just 'Generally speaking' .. im sure there are examples that what i said doesn't apply to
Still an interesting bit of info tho ... Cheers



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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Yay! Rice! I didn't see that on the list. So I'm good. Just a little flavoring and Voila!



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by The Old American

8. Rhubarb

Rhubarb pie is to die for. Well, now it is!


The stems or rhubarb are cooked to add a little something to a pie. The leaves are cooked to get that inheritance you've been waiting for for all these years. Rhubarb contains oxalates in manageable levels in the stems. In the leaves, they are deadly, especially if cooked with soda to make them water soluble.





I wouldn't say oxalates are that deadly seeing that oxalate is produced in our bodies by the metabolism of vitamin C. And seeing that there's almost just as much Oxalate in rhubarb(overall) as spinach (1:1). The main downsides of taking in too much oxalate is when something else is out of wack, then you're body will produce kidney stones; an all too familiar experience that forced me to learn this stuff.



posted on Jul, 10 2011 @ 08:36 PM
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So is it a good thing to not eat salad or not? I don't actually like salad or most veggies the foods i most eat are like potatoes meat like chicken, turkey, beef and fish thats not most of what i eat but i do admit i don't have much variety but i get worried that i don't eat enough vegetables





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