Side Effects Of Food Consumption That Has Exceeded The Expiry Date?
I want to ask, yesterday my grandfather was given instant noodles by a stall but when I saw the exp. it had expired 3 months and I was afraid of consuming it but my grandmother wanted to consume it … so if it’s dangerous to eat it ??
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Consumption of food that has exceeded its expiration date is not recommended. After the expiry date, it is probable that the composition in the food has changed a lot, so that it has the potential to become toxic if consumed. Not only that, even out-of-date foods are more susceptible to being contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria) or other impurities that can be harmful to the body. As a result, you may experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other food poisoning symptoms. The potential for these expired foods to cause health problems will be even greater if previously these expired foods are not stored in the right way, for example exposed to direct sunlight or stored in a humid and dirty place.
In addition, regardless of whether or not the food is suitable for consumption, consumption of instant food should not be done often and only done in urgent conditions, for example if there are no other food choices for consumption. Why is that? Because, in instant food, preservatives are often added which, if accumulated in the body can trigger the growth of cancer cells, disrupt hormonal balance, and cause other health problems.
Not many people are aware of the potential danger of this, maybe including your grandmother. Therefore, it is your job as a grandchild to explain well to your grandmother the risk of danger lurking if she continues to insist on consuming the food. If it is difficult, take him to the doctor to be given further explanation.
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