FDA To Healthy Eaters: Avoid Spinach Leaves

Filed under: In The News — @ September 15, 2006

ATTENTION TO ANYONE WHO IS EATING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE THAT INCLUDES SPINACH LEAVES.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a stern warning against consuming bagged spinach leaves after an outbreak of E. coli has sickened 50 and killed one person in eight U.S. states.

“We’re advising people not to eat it,” the FDA said on Thursday.

E. coli leads to sudden diarrhea with bloody stools and most healthy people can see improvements in their health and completely recovered within seven days. However, the most vulnerable are infants and the elderly who can die from kidney failure if they are infected with the E. coli virus.

People who are on a low-carb, low-fat or even vegetarian diet are very likely consuming this nutritious vegetable product, but would be better served to avoid it until this outbreak is resolved. There are other excellent low-carb vegetables you can consume, including salad greens, cauliflower, green beans, spaghetti squash, and broccoli, just to name a few.

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