15 Foods That Kill

There are certain foods you love to eat that can leave you feeling bloated, crampy, gassy, and sick. Temptation and cravings seem to always win over the idea of a potentially upset tummy. However, did you know that there are also foods out there that can (literally) kill you?

Beware of some items that lurk down the aisles of your favorite grocery store and produce areas, as they can be hazardous to your well-being.

15. Mushrooms

One of the most popular toppings on any pizza are mushrooms and the delectable fungi is also often placed within pasta, on hamburgers, and even eaten raw with ranch dip. Still, there are about 70 to 80 types of mushrooms out there in the world that are poisonous, with a handful that can be fatal when eaten.

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14. Hot Dogs

While we all may question the actual contents within a hot dog, the real danger lies in how it is eaten, versus what is contains. Hot dogs are the leading cause of choking deaths among kids these days and it’s important to not only watch your children as they eat a hot dog, but potentially cut it up in small pieces to avoid a terrible situation.

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13. Peanuts

Speaking of kids, there is a huge movement these days within schools and children’s extracurricular activities when it comes to a peanut-free environment.

While parents of kids who aren’t allergic to peanuts might grumble about not being allowed to make their child a peanut butter sandwich to take with them for lunch, other parents who have kids who are allergic breath of sigh of relief. This is because peanut allergies are very common these days and the most dangerous allergic response to peanuts is anaphylaxis. This can make a child or adult to lose consciousness, be placed in shock, or constrict their airways. If left untreated, the end result can be death.

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