What to take and what not to eat in case of food poisoning

PracticopediaManuela Martín

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Sunday April 25, 2021

2 minutes

False myths about milk that you must clarify to continue enjoying it without problems

Manuela Martín

Photo: Bigstock

Sunday April 25, 2021

2 minutes

Over the years we have heard many myths about milk that it is important to clarify since it is possible that we are doing some things wrong or denying many others without knowing it.

Shellfish Poisoning

In your life you may have heard someone tell you to drink some milk after eating bad shellfish or food. Well, you should know that there is nothing scientific or proven about it. In the case of a possible poisoning, it is advisable precisely the opposite, not to take anything else so as not to increase possible adverse problems and see a doctor as soon as possible.

Eating milk after eating fish

There is a false myth circulating on the internet about the recommendation not to drink milk after eating fish because it can cause skin problems. This is totally false. It is a myth. In Pakistan, it is widely believed that if you drink milk after eating fish (or the other way around), you will contract a skin disease. This is an idea inspired by the Hindu religion and that is why it has become such a powerful belief in Pakistan.

Cut the orange juice

What to take and what not to take in case food poisoning

If we mix orange juice and milk in a glass we will see how that mixture becomes lumpy due to the different pH of both foods. As the juice has a low pH, the milk becomes acidic, separating the whey from the rest of the components. The stomach secretes acids with a much lower pH than a juice or soft drink, so milk undergoes the same process during digestion as if we consume it with any other food: absolutely nothing happens.


In this case, it's true: milk is good for fighting hangovers. This food increases the level of fluids in the body, as well as being a great source of calcium that will help us calm gastritis caused by alcohol intake.

It makes you fat

The fat content of a glass of milk is very low, even in whole milk. The type of fat they contain helps transport some of the fat-soluble vitamins that it provides us, making it beneficial and necessary for our daily diet.

It causes intolerances

This is another of the great myths about milk. The intolerance is towards lactose, which manifests mainly in adulthood. In the case of any suspicion, it is advisable to see a doctor for an evaluation.

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Manuela Martin

Manuela Martín is a writer specializing in health and leisure issues.

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