It's important to eat your fruits and veggies but did U know that there are certain parts of them that could be toxic and cause some serious harm to you??
We don't want you to stop eating your favorite healthy foods, just be more careful when preparing them.
Here's a list of potential toxic foods to be careful around:
Yuca (A starchy root, that if eaten raw, can be highly toxic and even cause cyanide intoxication!)
Kidney Beans (Raw, they contain enough toxins to cause symptoms after eating only a few beans.)
Cheery Seeds (When crushed or chewed on, even a little, they release prussic acid, also known as hydrogen cyanide. Don't eat seeds.)
Green Potatoes (Green spots indicate the presence of a nerve toxin that can literally cause paralysis.)
Elderberry (Berries are fine; the leaves, stems and seeds aren't. You wouldn't eat them anyway, so don't start now.)
Apple Seeds (The seeds are literally poisonous. Don't eat them. Why would you anyway? They're terrible.)
Lima Beans (Same as kidney beans, don't eat these raw unless you enjoy being poisoned by only a handful of beans.)
Tomatoes (They're totally great. Except the leaves. They'll make you crazy nervous and turn your stomach over.)
Rhubarb (The plant is great, the leaves are dangerous. This seems like common sense. Don't eat leaves.)
Peach Pits (Full of cyanide. The hard shell would protect you from it should you swallow one. Even if you crack one and eat it, it's only enough to cause stomach upset.)
So stay away from the toxic parts of these awesome plants and you can keep eating your veggies without all those annoying side effects like cyanide poisoning!
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