With a recent increase in e coli related recalls, you may be wondering what won’t cause food poisoning. Before you throw away your salad greens and cauliflower, it’s important to understand you have options. There are different varieties of food poisoning, with no one-size-fits-all solution and some foods should not be salvaged. Without further ado, lets dive in and discuss ways you can protect your family from e coli related food poisoning
Prevent Food Poisoning with Apple Cider Vinegar Washes
Another round of food poisoning just hit? You don’t need to toss out your vegetables yet! It is important to evaluate the risk versus the benefits in this situation. Apple cider vinegar has been reported to remove harmful e coli pathogens from surface areas of food. Soaking freshly cut lettuce in ice cold water with a tablespoon of ACV cuts back on environmental toxins too! If you are concerned about it leaving an odd taste or smell on your lettuce, you can rinse twice!
Prevent Food Poisoning with Colloidal Silver in Cool Beverages
If you have hung around my blog for any length of time, you know I am a big fan of colloidal silver. It helped me eradicate h pylori and finally experience a pregnancy without Hyperemesis Gravidarum! Colloidal silver isn’t just great at killing h pylori though, it also has been reported to kill e coli, and banish lysteria, salmonella, rotavirus, and enterococcus! You can buy bottles in different sizes, and whenever eating out or unsure about the safety of your food, you can add it to a fresh cup of water or tea! Allow the beverage to sit for 3 minutes before drinking.
Prevent Food Poisoning by Regularly Consuming Live Probiotics
Ever heard that the best offense is a good defense? This is especially true of preventing food poisoning and stomach viruses. A good, live probiotic goes a long way in preventing digestive disturbances. Some studies suggest that probiotics even shorten the duration of certain stomach viruses. My favorite probiotics to consume are homemade kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables. But there are many great brands available to order at amazon as well!
Prevent Food Poisoning by Shopping Locally
I know, sometimes shopping local is pretty expensive. Knowing exactly where your food originated is priceless in preventing food poisoning! The recent recall on romaine lettuce originated out of California, and lined the shelves of supermarkets across the US. Widespread distribution makes it difficult to recall contaminated food fast. Shopping locally gives you peace of mind that your food was grown and handled responsibly, and should there be any contamination issues, it is much easier to catch and recall all contaminated produce or meat in a timely manner.
Prevent Food Poisoning with Safe Food Handling
In the modern, developed world, this really shouldn’t be a topic of discussion anymore. It’s surprising people don’t know about proper food prep and handling in their own home! We are exposed to malicious bacteria and viruses each day. Our immune system does a fabulous job of kicking illness to the curb before we experience any symptoms. It can be really common to let leftover food sit for hours, or even overnight and come back to it and continue to eat. Throw in lightly contaminated foods and you’ve created your very own petri dish, helping bacteria thrive and mature – the perfect recipe for food poisoning! Research appropriate hold times for food, and be quick to discard or refrigerate leftovers following each meal.
Sometimes illness and even food poisoning truly are unavoidable, and thankfully in most cases food born illness will pass quickly. However, minimal effort will go a long way in keeping you and your family safe through a multitude of food recalls and viruses!