Side Effects Of Consumption Of Stale Food?
Evening .. Want to ask if the effect of stale food on our body what effect is it? And do you have to go to a doctor if you have eaten stale food?
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Each food has a different consumption time limit. Generally, food is said to be stale if the condition is not suitable for consumption. This can be characterized by changes in color, aroma, consistency, and other physical conditions.
What is worrying about consuming stale food is the nutritional content that has begun to break down. Some types of food can turn into poison if consumed for too long since the processing time. For example, spinach, which initially contains lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, can actually produce toxins when consumed for more than 5 hours after cooking. This condition can vary depending on the type of food, processing method, storage method, and the patient's general health condition.
Not only that, food that is no longer suitable for consumption can also be a very good medium for disease-causing microorganisms, which can be bacteria, viruses, or fungi, to reproduce. If these microorganisms get into and are swallowed into the body, you can get sick. Symptoms of this illness can of course also vary, but often in the form of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and so on.
Healthy adults generally have a strong digestive tract, so they may not experience dangerous illnesses even after consuming stale food. However, children, the elderly, or people with immune system disorders can be more susceptible to adverse effects due to consumption of stale food.
Therefore, it is much wiser if you avoid consuming stale food. Try to eat processed food as soon as it is fresh. If not used up, store the food in the right way, namely in a clean environment, not exposed to direct sunlight, if necessary, place it in the refrigerator.
If you experience complaints after consuming stale food, don't delay to see a doctor directly so that you get the best treatment, ok?
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah