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These 5 mistakes will make you ingest germs, or worms

human body showing ingested germs

Neglecting our hygiene when preparing food, serving, or having meals will force us to ingest germs or dangerous worms. The worms we are likely to contract at most are the Ascaris, lungworms, and Tapeworms. 

The worms infestation will hunt our health in various ways, including causing server ailments. The worms can cause weight loss to the host hence impairing their nutritional status, allergies due to reactions from the worms, and uncontrolled electric disturbance in the brain.

Ingestion of germs causes food poisoning. The most common germs responsible are salmonella and Escherichia coli.

These Five mistakes can make one ingest germs and worms.

Here is one of the hygiene mistakes that will make one ingest germs, or worms;

1.Handling ready to eat foods with dirty hands

Touching ready-to-eat foods with uncleaned hands cross-contaminates food. Cross-contamination brings dirt and germs from a person's nails and dirty palms to the food. The chances of the consumer ingesting germs are high.

2.Having meals with unclean hands

This usually happens to young kids' The kids are the ones likely to abandon cleaning their hands. The unclean hands at most contain these germs or worm eggs.

3.Use of unwashed utensils to prepare food

Unwashed pots, knives, and plates left around for some hours from the time the meals were had, usually become invaded by microorganisms which are acting on the food remains, or leavings. Reusing the utensils poisons the clean foodstuffs.

4.Consuming uncovered leftovers, or not stored well

Uncovered food is at risk of being infested by flies. The flies cross-infect the food by spreading pathogens which are the germs, or worm larvae to food.

Food poisoning is likely to attack someone if they consume uncovered food, which has been infested by germs brought by flies.

Some foods like dairy products, if not stored well, are likely to get spoiled easily. These foods are considered high risk since they support microorganisms' growth. Drinking spoiled milk or eating spoiled food increases the chances of introducing organisms causing food poisoning into your GIT.

5.Serving Improperly cooked food

Undercooked food like meat or dairy products can contain salmonella or Listeria. Serving yourself this undercooked food will put you at risk of contracting food poisoning or food-borne illnesses.

Practices to reduce the germs causing food Poisoning


Store well the high-risk food


Store high-risk foods like dairy products or fruits in low temperatures. Keep them in conditions that don't support microbial growth.

Don't undercook food


Properly cook food at appropriate temperatures. Cooking at the right temperatures ensures that the microorganisms and worms present, get destroyed.
Cover the leftovers

Cover the leftovers to keep away or prevent flies from invading the food. When flies land on food, they cross-infect food. The flies add germs to food when they land on uncovered foods.

Usually Clean, or  use clean utensils to prepare food


Clean your knives, plates, pots before using them again in cutting, cooking, or preparing food in other ways. Washing utensils with appropriate washing agents eradicates germs, or removes food remains that are likely to support microorganisms' growth.

Handle ready to eat foods with clean hands

Be careful when handling ready-to-eat foods. Making your hands safe by cleaning eradicates any germs, or worm eggs you encountered while in the toilets or touching pets or gadgets likely to transmit germs. Apply the same before having meals. Wash your hands before having meals.


Edward K.E

Nutrition fit health for all

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