These Are The Deadliest Foods Americans Eat Every Day

There are a lot of foods out there that are bad for you. Even the most health-conscious eaters who fastidiously avoid junk food and fast food eat some potentially lethal stuff — a lot of the time without even knowing it. Here are some of the deadliest foods that many Americans consume every day.

Almonds Can Contain Cyanide

There are two types of almonds: bitter almonds and sweet almonds. Bitter almonds contain large amounts of hydrogen cyanide. Just a handful of raw bitter almonds can make an adult sick and potentially kill a child.

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Even small amounts of bitter almonds can induce vertigo. While most almonds sold in the U.S. are of the sweet variety, you should still double-check the label to be certain.