14 Toxic Foods Lurking in the Kitchen Right Now

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Watch out, some of your family’s favorite foods might cause sickness. These innocent-looking foods contain toxic compounds that cause organ damage and allergic reaction. In today’s post, we are listing down healthy foods that are surprisingly poisonous:

1. Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a type of herb with reddish stalks, a pungent smell, and tart taste. This vegetable is often used in pies and desserts. Rhubarb stalks, which are similar to celery, are also pickled or stewed in sugar. But did you know the Rhubarb leaves are actually harmful to the health?

Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, a compound that causes kidney stones. Consuming even a small amount of oxalic acid could lead to breathing problems, seizures, convulsions and even coma. In very rare cases, oxalic acid ingestion leads to death.

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