Health officials say that many common foods and beverages can cause microorganisms to thrive in the body, even if people do not consume them.
And some foods have been found to be more prone to harmful microorganisms than others.
“Most of the microorganisms that are being found in the foods we eat and drink today are very different from the ones that are naturally present in the soil,” said Dr. Jeffrey T. Miller, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
“We’re finding more and more of these bacteria that are the cause of disease in people and animals, especially in humans.”
Microorganisms that live in the gut, on the surface of the body and in the air are thought to be responsible for a number of illnesses and diseases, including diarrhea, allergies and other food allergies, asthma and metabolic disorders.
Microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract also may cause problems in people with conditions such as celiac disease.
But the microorganists found in some foods are not actually found in humans, and many people have never eaten or drank them.
In some cases, people can become sick after eating foods that contain them.
“Some foods are really good at making you feel good,” Miller said.
“Others, not so much.”
Some foods contain high levels of bacteria and other harmful microbes.
The most common microorganisms found in common foods include: E. coli, which can cause stomach and intestinal damage, as well as diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
Some people are allergic to E.coli.
Coli bacteria, or E.C. coli bacteria, are found in foods, including beef, turkey, lamb and pork.
They also can cause gastroenteritis, which is diarrhea caused by diarrhea caused from the intestinal tract.