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Did you know that an excessive

Did you know that an excessive intake of these foods makes them toxic?

– Apricot seeds: These seeds enclose a small nucleus that many of us eat or add to some types of jam. This nucleus contains a large amount of amygdalin which is transformed to toxic cyanide during the digestion process. Therefore, the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) advises that the daily intake of this nucleus should not exceed 3 pieces for adults and half a piece for children.

– Brazil nuts: These are a kind of walnut which is similar in its form to almonds, but which is a bit larger. Brazil nuts have many nutritional benefits and are very rich in selenium. As such, one piece of Brazil nut per day is enough to provide us with our daily need of selenium. However, consuming too much of the Brazil nut leads to taking doses of selenium that are higher than our daily needs, a thing which may lead in some cases to poisoning or to some health problems.

– Potato: Do not consume potato that show green spots. These spots contain solanine, a toxic substance that is difficult to get rid of through cooking or frying. Therefore, whenever you discover green spots on a potato, it is best to throw it away, simply.

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