Certain things automatically come to mind when you think of toxins in your food … bacteria like e.coli, additives, pesticides, and other contaminants like heavy metals would all certainly apply. But even if your food is completely natural, with no man-made components whatsoever, it may still contain toxins, naturally occurring ones, that is.
The following foods, though generally fine and even healthy when eaten, can cause your harm under certain, surprising, circumstances.
1. Peanuts and peanut butter
Peanuts, you may or may not know, are actually legumes, not nuts, which are grown underground as part of a root system.
It is primarily due to the peanuts’ direct contact with the soil that they have become harmful, and even dangerous, to your health.