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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, TheDailyMeal.com 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.

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Poison ivy likely never comes to mind as you're popping cashew after cashew into your mouth. But these curvy nuts are actually covered in urushiol, the itchy chemical found in poison ivy and poison oak. Before cashews hit the market, they are steamed to remove the urushiol – your risk of having an allergic reaction to cashews is pretty low, unless the cashews you eat are truly raw or haven't been properly steamed.

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