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6 Types of Foods that Can Not Be Eaten Raw


For some people, eating raw food has its own pleasure. For example, eating raw Japanese sashimi aka raw salmon, or you who like Indonesian menus may like vegetables from various raw vegetables. Unfortunately, not all food can be eaten raw, you know. There are some raw foods that should not be eaten because they can cause disease.

Is it true that all raw food should not be eaten?

Actually, this depends on your type of food. There are foods that are better processed first, and vice versa.

In some types of food, the vitamin content will disappear when cooked. However, this depends on the way it is presented. Is it fried, boiled or sauteed?

In fact, the vitamin that is most often lost when cooked food is vitamin B. However, this does not make all foods to be eaten raw.

Eating raw foods can cause digestive disorders and reduced muscle mass. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid certain types of foods that should not be eaten raw.

Types of food that should not be eaten when raw

Well, in order not to be infected or get an infectious disease due to eating raw food, you should avoid various types of raw foods below, yes.

1. Potatoes


Look, now who likes to eat potatoes raw? Very rare right?

Potatoes are usually boiled or fried and present as a complementary food. Well, if you want to eat it raw, it might be better to think first.

The bitter taste of raw potatoes certainly will reduce your appetite. In addition, these uncooked potatoes contain resistant starch.

That is, this starch cannot be digested by your body, so it can cause digestive disorders. Not only seen from starch alone, bacteria in raw potatoes can contaminate your body. If this is allowed, it will certainly have an impact on your health.

Also avoid green potatoes because the toxic content of solanine can cause nausea and headaches.

Well, as much as possible cook potatoes to the level of maturity according to your taste. This is to avoid the impact caused by eating raw potatoes.

2. Stop or sprout


Sprouts or toges are often used to supplement vegetable salads. However, when you consume it in a raw state it can harm your body. This is because raw bean sprouts are easy targets for quite toxic bacteria, for example, salmonella, E. coli, and listeria.

All three have a major role in causing various serious diseases, such as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Well, foods like sprouts or sprouts should not be eaten raw. It aims to avoid unwanted bacterial contamination by the body.

Therefore, to kill the bacteria, please cook the beans until cooked. This is because sprouts are foods that have no odor when they contain bacteria.

3. Red beans


Red beans actually have a fairly high nutrient content, when cooked until cooked. If you eat it raw, of course there are risks that are quite high and have an effect on your health.

Toxins in red beans, namely Phytohaemagglutinin or red bean lectin will remain there until the beans are cooked. This lectin contains poison named hau or hemagglutinating, as many as 20,000 to 70,000.

That much poison can make you nauseous and vomit after taking it. In addition, you can also experience diarrhea and abdominal pain. In some cases, people with red bean poisoning must be hospitalized with the help of intravenous fluids.

This is because red bean lectins interfere with the intestinal mucous layer, usually these toxins are bound to the intestinal wall.

Duh, is it really dangerous if you already eat raw red beans? Therefore, try to cook red beans until they are cooked to avoid this condition.

4. Honey


Apparently, honey in raw condition is not good, but it is consumed, especially for small children. Even though it is now very easy to find raw honey in a convenience store, it turns out that the content of grayanotoxin is harmful to the body. You can feel extreme weakness, nausea, vomiting, hypertension, and headache.

Raw honey is often used as a substitute for sugar. However, if you know the impact of consuming it in a raw state, of course you have to avoid it, right?

Therefore, honey is included in a type of food that should not be eaten raw.

5. Yucca Root


Plants with starchy roots are also not allowed to be eaten raw. This is because the cyanide content in the leaves can cause various symptoms of the disease, such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • The tongue feels bitter
  • Stomach ache
Usually, yucca root is fried, boiled, or mashed before being eaten. It aims to eliminate toxins and bacteria in the leaves that reach their roots. Well, you should consume this type of food ripe.

6. Milk


Apparently, raw milk falls into the category of foods that should not be eaten raw, you know. How could that be?

According to the CDC or equivalent to the Director General of Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health, unpasteurized milk is harmful to your body. This is because there are bacteria that can endanger your life, such as;


  • Brucella
  • Campylobacter
  • Salmonella
  • E. Coli
  • Listeria

The five are certainly no stranger to triggering diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and nausea to vomiting. Not only that, if left for a long time, you can get GBS (guillain bare syndrome). This disease can make you paralyzed, kidney failure, stroke, until death.

Well, pasteurized milk will not reduce the nutrients in it. Therefore, avoid consuming raw milk so that there are no diseases that can endanger your life.

After knowing what types of food you should not eat in raw conditions, try to keep avoiding these foods. If you have already eaten it, immediately go to the nearest doctor or hospital for further treatment

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