Checking For Freshness of Your Food Before Consuming

August 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Posted in Checking Food Freshness, Health Concerns, Healthful Hints | Leave a comment
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When it comes to freshness of its food, which animal is more demanding – a cat, a dog or man?

Well…the answer is…a cat!

If you’ve ever taken the time to notice, a dog will wolf down anything and everything that even looks halfway edible, suffering the consequences later if what he ate was spoiled. Without hesitating, dogs will instantly devour even rotten meat that has been out in the hot sun for days.

But a cat, well…that’s another story. Upon approaching a potential meal, a cat will take the time to carefully sniff the food, checking it out for freshness. If it doesn’t smell perfectly safe to eat, a cat will simply walk away, refusing to eat whatever is there in order to protect and maintain its health.

Humans should do the same, especially before consuming meat or seafood which might be questionable which is half the battle in avoiding illness. Of course, one can’t always tell how fresh anything is, especially if it’s smothered in something like gravy. Unfortunately, if a person is not wary about what he’s about to consume, once something is swallowed, only time will tell if there will be major stomach upset.

Learn from our furry friends. Don’t eat what doesn’t smell completely fresh. The same applies to milk and eggs. Just because milk and eggs have good expiration dates on their containers, it doesn’t mean they are still fresh. First sniff for freshness.

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