Bacteria have found new ways to survive the antibiotics in the recent years. Using antibiotics in order to kill bacteria is no longer of any use. Superbugs are referred to the bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
The food that you consume daily, may consist of these superbugs. Find out more facts about superbugs and how to stay away from them in this infographic.
Most farm animals are given antibiotics to prevent them from falling sick. The manure used as fertilizer for crops can contaminate the fruits and vegetables with dangerous bacteria. Heavy rains can carry these superbugs from manure to drinking water.
Almost everything that you consume might be contaminated with these antibiotic resistant bacteria. You need to take a lot of care when cooking or handling the meat or fruits and vegetables. Wash vegetables, fruits thoroughly with cold tap or distilled water.
Meat must be cooked at high temperatures to kill bacteria. When purchasing poultry or meat, look for labels that say “organic” or “No antibiotics used”.