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Foods that are harmful to health: Nutritionist's advice

Foods that are harmful to health: Nutritionist's advice Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Food is crucial for health and well-being. Not all products are equally beneficial though, and some can even be harmful. Such foods should not form the basis of your diet, according to nutritionist Leanne Ely, who named three products she would never eat.

Canned mushrooms

Canned mushrooms are often added to salads. However, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, an average of 20 larvae per 100 grams of canned mushrooms is allowed before the product is considered unsafe.

The dietician noted that it is better to choose fresh mushrooms and cook them properly yourself.

Shrimp with intestines

Leanne Ely said that you can eat shrimp, but only those from which the intestines have been removed from.

"You know that vein that's on the back of them? That's not a vein, that's their intestinal tract. That's shrimp poop," the nutritionist said.

Therefore, remove it and then enjoy your shrimp.

It should be added that excessive consumption of shrimp can easily turn its benefits into harm - cholesterol plaques on the inner surface of blood vessels and all related negative factors.

Harmful and even dangerous substances that may be present in shrimp meat include salts of heavy metals, which unfortunately are increasingly found in the seas year after year.

Artificial vanilla

According to the expert, this vanilla is made from castoreum, which is produced from the castor sacs of beavers. It is considered safe, but Leanne Ely does not highly recommend using artificial vanilla.

Instead, she advises choosing pure vanilla extract. It's more expensive, but it's made from actual vanilla pods.