What happens to your body if you eat spoiled food without knowing it?

 What happens to your body if you eat spoiled food without knowing it?


Of course, none of us intended to eat moldy food, but it may happen without our knowledge and suddenly we find out, what are the possible consequences, and does this react with the body negatively?

We show you some negative effects of mold on food in the body.

Causes cirrhosis of the liver

There are toxic chemicals that can be found in mold and can cause serious health problems such as liver damage, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.

However, this depends on some factors such as your immune system or your age, one of the most common and most toxic factors known as aflatoxin which can cause cancer.

However, not all rotting foods produce this chemical, and it can be found in peanuts and corn.

Symptoms of food poisoning:

Mold in itself is not that dangerous, and your chances of getting sick are low, however, what can put you at risk is the bacteria that grows with it, in this case, you may experience symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea, And its weight will depend on the type of bacteria and the amount of food which you took.

You may be allergic to mold:

Some people are allergic to mold in food, if you are sensitive, it is best to stay away from it, and in case of eating it by mistake, contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms that could be a sign of an allergic reaction are:

Excessive eye tears



– whistling in the ear

Runny or stuffy nose

According to what was published by the \”Thrillist\” website, nutrition experts have confirmed that common harmful bread mold is not, but there are some dangerous types of mold that produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins and may cause cancer, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Can the moldy part be cut off and the rest eaten?

Many people tear off the moldy parts and eat the rest of the food, but this movement does not guarantee that you will completely remove the fungal infection, as the roots of the mold can reach all the food, so if the mold gets on any part of it, it should be discarded all.

Does toasting bread kill mold?

Exposing mold to high temperatures can kill it, but the flavor will still be there, so it\’s best to eat fresh bread.

Is moldy cheese harmful?

Some types of cheese, such as Roquefort, contain mold but are not able to produce mycotoxins

To avoid moldy cheese at home, it can be trimmed with a knife before putting it in the refrigerator, and moldy soft cheese should be completely discarded.

How can you prevent mold formation?

To avoid mold in the refrigerator, foods should be tightly covered in the refrigerator, whether they are plastic or metal wrapped, foods stored within four days, and moldy foods should not be left outside for more than two hours.

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