Everyone knows about the body hygiene. But what is food hygiene? This definition combines a number of rules by which the food should be stored, prepared and eaten appropriately. So, what does it mean to practice food hygiene and how to prevent the possibility of poisoning or contamination?
This area is one of the branches of general hygiene and studies the features of human nutrition, depending on its gender, age and constitutional characteristics.
It was during the development of the area of “food hygiene” that the science of dietology emerged, which develops the basis for proper therapeutic nutrition.
The main requirements for food hygiene are:
The world around us, including the food we eat, is full of a huge number of microorganisms that are not always useful and safe for our body. Many of them can multiply under favourable conditions and produce a strong poison, which, if ingested with food, can have a very negative impact on human health. These microorganisms include bacteria, yeast and moulds.
Moulds can occur on food if the environment (warm, dark, wet. etc.) contributes to this. When penetrating the body, moulds can cause severe food poisoning. Yeasts can multiply on food, which contains moisture and sugar. Their entry into the body is extremely undesirable.
Harmful bacteria cause food spoilage and, as a result, food poisoning. They can get into the human body because of:
If you are determined to keep food hygiene, try to adhere to the following recommendations:
If, for any reason, you still have food poisoning, you can use detoxifying medicines to get rid of its symptoms, which reduce clinical symptoms of toxic-allergic reactions.