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10 Deadly everyday foods

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Dangerous food

Though we assume the foods we buy at the supermarket and order at restaurants are safe to eat, is warning hungry consumers to beware of certain foods – some seemingly benign – that could send you to the hospital or worse! Here are 10 of the deadliest everyday foods.

2Dangerous foodRhubarb

Rhubarb stalks are a nutritious, low-calorie vegetable that are perfectly safe to eat. However, rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which may cause kidney stones and oxalate poisoning. Even though you'd have to eat over 10 pounds of leaves to put your health at risk, why chance it? Eat the stalks and leave the leaves behind. If you're craving greens, cook up some kale or chard.

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