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Is eating raw or undercooked pork, dangerous?

Very dangerous!: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Listeria Infection (Definition)

A serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with ...Read more


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Hello,is eating grilled chicken healthier or boiled chicken?

Hello,is eating grilled chicken healthier or boiled chicken?

Depends: It is dependent on what you put on the chicken after it is cooked. Either grilling or boiling is fine, both about the same. ...Read more

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Is pork meat healthy?

Relative: It's all relative. It's better than beef and not as healthy as tofu! ...Read more

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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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Are raw unpasteurized eggs dangerous?

Are raw unpasteurized eggs dangerous?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and cause infection with this bug, it not properly cooked. ...Read more

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Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Not likely: Toxoplasmosis is usually found in warm blooded animals- a search of the Alaska registry for diseases in animals did not come up with any fish infected with toxo and so that is likely the case from salmon in other parts of North America Here is the web site that I used- very helpful! http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=disease.diseaselist#fish ...Read more

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Eating raw rice affects anything?

Eating raw rice affects anything?

not really: Raw rice contains the same amount of calories and nutrition as do the equivalent quantity of cooked rice. Raw rice lacks the flavor and texture and you should increase fluid intake to hydrate the rice if this is your preferred way to eat rice. I wonder why you would try it this way however? ...Read more

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Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Possibly: Cooking makes sure that potentially infectiousare killed. We have all seen examples of withdrawal of ground beef for this reason. Undercooked meat is a risk, not a certainty. ...Read more

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Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Salmonella: Yes, eggs can carry this bacterium. Eating raw eggs, therefore, increases your chances of acquiring the salmonella bacterium. ...Read more

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Is eating raw garlic healthy?

Is eating raw garlic healthy?

Nothing: wrong with raw garlic and you will stay healthy cause people wont come near you.. try black garlic its sweeter and is less likely to cause halitosis ...Read more

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Could eating old deli meat cause indigestion?

Could eating old deli meat cause indigestion?

Sure...how much?: Please see healthtap answers regarding causes of dyspepsia, and frame your question in the context of what else you consumed and how much. Feel better--. ...Read more

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Can i eat undercooked haddock?

Can i eat undercooked haddock?

I wouldn't: Animals should be well cooked before they are eaten, in order to kill the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that might be in undercooked animals. However, many people do eat raw seafood, and they get sick sometimes. Other times, they are lucky and get away with it. ...Read more

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Is eating raw eggs with milk in breakfast healthy?

Is eating raw eggs with milk in breakfast  healthy?

No: Eating raw eggs is not very safe. Bacteria such as salmonella from the chicken can be transmitted to the person eating raw eggs. ...Read more

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Is eating crayfish bad?

Is eating crayfish bad?

Cray fish: No, unless you are allergic to shellfish or have high cholesterol and consume a lot. ...Read more

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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is boiled pork or fried fish worse?

Is boiled pork or fried fish worse?

Hard to say : If the pork is lean and the fish farm raised is say the fried fish is worse ...Read more

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Can I get botulism from eating undercooked chicken?

Can I get botulism from eating undercooked chicken?

Unlikely: While there are lots of types of food poisoning you DO get from eating undercooked chicken- botulism is not one (unless it was canned).

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/botulism/basics/definition/con-20025875 ...Read more

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Undercooked Meats (Definition)

Eating undercooked meats increases the risk of certain ...Read more