Food Safety, How Long Food is Good for After Expiration Date

Food Safety, How Long Food is Good for After Expiration Date

August 19, 2019 19 By William Morgan


Food is something that we require to live.
Although most of us tend to choose foods that
are more tasty and palatable, natural foods
tend to go bad and degrade.
While some foods come with a clear expiration
date label other foods are not so expressive.
Food safety is extremely important because
eating expired foods can potentially result
in food poisoning.that’s why it is important
to know when food like cheese, meat, bread,
and more expires.
Whether it be looking out for mold, discoloration,
or other signs, you should always be making
sure that the food you are eating is in good
condition.
If you want to avoid food poisoning, you should
always check the expiration dates on the foods
you are buying and eating, and follow simple
food safety tips that can save you a major
headache.
Whether it be dairy, fruits, or protein, this
guide will tell you how long you can eat these
foods for after they have supposedly ‘expired.’
5.
Raw Meat.
Let’s start with raw meat or protein.
While most times one can tell if meat has
gone bad, the USDA (United States Department
of Agriculture) recommends not eating meat
if it has changed in color or if it has a
‘slimy or tacky’ feel to it.
Meat is not something that should be haphazardly
played around with since the consumption of
expired meat can result in some serious health
problems.
So if you’re unsure about your raw meat,
just toss it out!
4.
Vegetables and salads.
Fresh greens such as kale, lettuce, and spinach
can go bad pretty quickly so a quick way to
consume these would be to mix them into an
omelet or blend them up into a shake.
But beware of salad greens since they usually
have pockets of moisture which are a perfect
hotbed for growing bacteria.
So check each leaf carefully and if you feel
some slimy greens, avoid eating it!
Speaking of food, do you know what types of
food you should eat daily for clean arteries?
Stick around till the end to find out some
extra nutrition tips!
3.
Cereal and grains.
While these things surprisingly do expire,
things such as cereal or potato chips can
be consumed for up to a year after they have
expired.
Stale cereal can always be converted into
breadcrumbs for dishes or a pie crust.
And of course, bread that has gone bad will
usually start to mold.
So if you see mold on your bread, don’t
eat it – but is that a food safety tip that
we really have to tell you!?
2.
Eggs.
Uncooked eggs or expired eggs can cause salmonella
so make sure your eggs are good by doing this
simple check.
Take a glass of water and put the egg into
the liquid.
If it floats, the egg is rotten, but if it
sinks, the egg is still edible.
1.
Dairy.
Dairy is obviously not something that should
be messed around with.
Most dairy products can last a night or two
after its expiration date but after that,
it’s best to just toss it out.
Keeping milk around 34 degrees Fahrenheit
can help extend the lifetime by almost a week
and soft cheeses can last as long as there
is no evident mold whereas hard cheese can
be consumed even with the mold, you just need
to cut it off first!
Now that you know how long you can keep certain
foods past their expiration dates, here are
foods you should eat daily for clean arteries!
The arteries of a human body are meant to
transport the oxygen-rich blood from the heart
to the rest of the body.
Usually, a healthy artery is supposed to be
strong, flexible and elastic.
However, clogging arteries do not have these
characteristics and the progressive clogging
of the arteries is called atherosclerosis.
According to the Centers For Disease Control
and Prevention, atherosclerosis is one of
the leading causes of cardiovascular disease
which includes strokes and heart attacks.
According to the CDC, in the United States,
cardiovascular disease is the number one leading
cause of death for Americans as it takes over
600,000 lives every single year.
Cardiovascular disease is also called the
silent killer because there are usually no
outward signs or symptoms that can differentiate
someone with cardiovascular problems.
Usually, symptoms occur when the condition
becomes much worse and/or severe.
Atherosclerosis is the hardening or thickening
of the arteries and it prevents blood from
flowing to the vital organs.
But besides taking medication, there are plenty
of foods that can help with our nutrition
and maintaining one’s heart health.
Here are some of them!
10.
Curcumin: Curcumin, which is found in turmeric,
is a fantastic spice that has the capability
to reduce LDL cholesterol and also reduce
the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
A study published in 2011 in the journal Molecular
Nutrition & Food Research found that ‘turmeric
could reduce cholesterol and suppress early
atherosclerotic lesions better than the cholesterol-lowering
drug lovastatin.’
9.
Garlic.
Garlic is also essential for heart health
since it helps with unclogging the arteries.
A study published in 1997 in the journal Nutrition,
found that garlic could both prevent and treat
atherosclerosis.
8.
Ginger.
Ginger also has many health benefits as it
has compounds such as shogaols and gingerols
which are known to prevent plaque buildup
as well as unclogging arteries by reducing
total cholesterol.
7.
Pepper.
Cayenne pepper ‘is an herbal remedy used
to treat circulatory disorders and heart disease.’
This delicious spice can help lower the risk
of strokes and heart attacks while improving
blood circulation because of a compound known
as capsaicin.
6.
Lemon.
Adding a bit of lemon to your water and food
can be extremely beneficial to the heart as
lemon is known to reduce blood cholesterol
levels, and also protects the arteries from
oxidative damage.
5.
Cinnamon.
A 2003 study which was published in the journal
known as Diabetes Care found that one, three
or six grams of cinnamon on a daily basis
can help lower glucose, triglycerides, LDL
cholesterol, and total cholesterol in type
2 diabetics.
4.
Flaxseed.
Blended up flaxseed is not only a great source
of fiber but also great for the heart since
it is a tremendous source of alpha-linolenic
acid which is an omega 3 acid that can decrease
blood pressure and lower inflammation.
3.
Cabbage.
Fermented cabbage for kimchi was found to
be effective in preventing the development
of aortic atherosclerosis in high cholesterol-fed
rabbits.
The active compound in kimchi known as 3-94-hydroxy-3,
5-dimethoxyphenyl has been shown to slow down
the atherosclerotic process.
2.
Sesame Oil.
A 2006 study in the Journal of Medicinal Food
found that the fatty acids in sesame oil could
be beneficial to the prevention of atherosclerosis
lesion formation, and can also lower the blood
cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol
levels.
1.
Pomegranate juice.
Pomegranate juice has nutrients such as magnesium
and selenium which is vital for heart health.
A study in 2009 published in a journal called
American Journal of Cardiology found that
drinking 230 milliliters of pomegranate juice
every day for 18 months could slow the progression
of carotid artery disease.
Now that you know about certain things you
should look for that may mean your food has
expired as well as foods that are good for
your nutrition and health, take a look inside
your fridge.
Do you think any of the food in there might
be expired?
If you think that a certain food may be expired,
it’s best just to get rid of it all together.
And in addition to making sure the food you
are eating is in good condition, you should
also ensure that your diet is nutrient rich.
Never underestimate the importance of food
in your overall health!
So, did you know about any of the health benefits
of these foods?
And what warning signs do you usually look
for that food may not be good to eat after
its expiration date?
What are some food safety tips you follow
when making sure that the food you are eating
isn’t expired?
Let us know in the comments section below!