There are now many supermarkets in every city and town. Many people like going to the supermarket because it offers a comfortable place to play, a wide variety of goods, and sometimes competitive prices. However, there are some things in the supermarket that it is better not to buy, because regular eating can be harmful, especially for children’s underdeveloped bodies.
There are four things in the supermarket, overeating can harm the body
1. Frozen Meatballs and Fishballs
A person who worked in a supermarket for many years shared with a reporter from the newspaper health day that her family never eats meatballs, even frozen ones — foods that many people like to cook in stews or fry as snacks. The reason for this is that this type of product can be frozen for a long time.
This item is very easy to make a “target” for bacteria. Most hot pot balls (squid, beef, chicken…) are made with flavorings, flour, and shredded meat. Additionally, these frozen meats are often low in nutrients. Although the taste is attractive, regular use is not beneficial to health.
2. Pre-minced meat
In modern life, to save time, people often buy pre-cut meat from the supermarket, because chopping or mincing meat at home is very troublesome, not to mention cleaning the tools. There are always bowls of bright red ground beef in the supermarket that look very flashy, but you never know what meat they’re made of.
These meats are often processed from lots of ground meat, fat, even long aged meat…without you even knowing it. It is also difficult for buyers to know whether the meat grinder is washed or not, since it is used quite often. The more meat left in the machine from previous grinds, the dirtier it is and the easier it is to harbor bacteria.
Also the statement of a longtime employee of a supermarket: In many supermarkets fresh meat is sold at a price on the first day, the next day the price will be lower. On the third day, any crumbs and unattractive meat are ground up… Since supermarkets have a three-day limit on raw meat, ground beef and ready-to-eat meatballs are commonly available. Usually made from meat that is close to its expiration date. While these meat trays clearly have an expiration date, that doesn’t mean the meat inside is as fresh as expected.
3. Overripe squash
Pumpkins are sold a lot in supermarkets. This is a food rich in nutrients, rich in iron, vitamins, mineral salts, as well as organic acids, very good for people suffering from iron deficiency anemia. However, if you find pumpkins overripe at the grocery store, don’t buy them.
In addition, since pumpkin contains a high sugar content, prolonged storage can easily cause anaerobic respiration in the pumpkin – fermentation and metamorphosis, which can lead to poisoning after consumption. Symptoms include dizziness, lightheadedness, general weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea. Therefore, do not buy pumpkin for too long.
4. Chopped fruits
At the grocery store, you may be most drawn to the pre-cut fruit bowls that are sold and sealed with food wrap, which look very fresh and clean. However, these are not really good fruits.
Supermarket workers said most of the sliced fruit was the product of unsold, poor-quality fruit. When the fruit is partially rotten, the supermarket staff will remove the damaged part and cut the remaining fruit so that it is beautiful and attractive to buyers.
At first glance, this approach makes a lot of sense and is cheap for supermarkets and convenient for users. However, a study by the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine showed that the number of bacteria in spoiled fruit was only 10% to 50% in the moldy part. The rest appear scattered in areas that look healthy. It is better to buy fruit from reputable stores and store it in the refrigerator yourself to ensure health safety.