Are you one of those habituated to licking while whisking the cookie dough or cake batter? If you love these uncooked doughs and have already started enjoying the Christmas season trying your hands baking recipes, take your dangerous risk and stop reading this! But, to enjoy the celebrations safely and healthily, it is better that you continue reading. To stay on a healthy weight during the festive season, please visit the website www.firsteatright.com.
A new study proposes that tasting uncooked foods made with flour can make you dangerously ill due to a type of E. coli bacteria. Present in wet environments like hamburger meat and leafy vegetables usually, this bacterium can also thrive in arid hosts.
We may be concerned over homemade cookie dough or batter-filled spoons, but even homemade playdough is of grave concern here.
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Some of you might even be skeptic on the characteristic of this dry, powdery substance which is present in the shelves for months without traces of live microorganisms in the flour, but having a nature of making someone sick in no time. Not only this, it is even more better for individuals to wash their hands in hot, soapy water after dealing with rolling pins or fish fillets. High heat while cooking the dough is also a sure way to kill pathogens.
Abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms experienced by individuals who taste raw cooking dough. Children are the most vulnerable of the lot and must be protected with extra caution. We can take risk as adults, either tasting the cookie batter or some other raw dough. But, we are pledging risk values on children when we give them homemade playdough or raw tortilla dough to amuse themselves during our busy times.
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.