Tips to prevent food poisoning

keep fresh food in refrigerator for preventing food poisoning

Here are some fast, easy rules to help prevent food poisoning at home and while eating out.

  1. Keep food either hot or cold. Leaving food at room temperature encourages the growth of bacteria.
  2. Keep perishable products refrigerated. Oils containing herbs or garlic should also be refrigerated.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers as soon as possible. Do not refrigerate foods in the same containers they were cooked or served in. Most foods should be discarded after 24 hours to 36 hours.
  4. Do not leave raw materials in the refrigerator for more than 48 hours. If you are not using it right away, freeze it.
  5. Never use raw eggs that are cracked.
  6. Wash your hands before handling food, and after. Harmful bacteria can be transmitted.
  7. Keep two cutting boards. One for meat and the other for vegetables. Three times a week, wash your cutting boards with a water solution.
  8. Go home directly after grocery shopping.
  9. Do not leave foods such as mayonnaise, salad dressing, and milk products at room temperature. Be especially careful at picnics and cookouts.
  10. Do not give honey to a young baby. This can lead to infant botulism.
  11. Eat hamburger and other meats only if they have been cooked at least until they turn brown. Meat or poultry that is even a little pink in color may still harbor bacteria.

keep clean kitchen for preventing food poisoning

Supplements to prevent food poisoning

  • Garlic : Before eating out, take 2 garlic tablets to help prevent food poisoning, as well as a product called Super Garlic Metagenics from BodyCrafters to destroy any free radicals created by unknown toxins and oxidized fats in the food.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics are organisms that help to keep your gut biome in check. Everyone has bacteria living inside of them all the time. Some of these are “good bacteria”, and some are “bad bacteria”. Food poisoning can throw off the delicate balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut. Taking probiotics can bring it back into balance. They may also strengthen your gut to protect you from future foodborne illness. Here is the our recommendation for probiotics – Recovery Probiotic 120 billion Vitazan