CNN News recently published an article about brain-invading worms caused by pork.

The worms can get in your brain by eating dangerous foods

According to Helena Helmby from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, there are various types of tape worms, and three of them can infect the brain quickly. She noted that the pork tape worm is the most dangerous one.

Humans can be infected with this worm (Taenia Solium) in two ways: teaniasis, an adult worm living in the intestines, which you can get by eating undercooked pork, and through the worm’s larvae, which you can get by coming in contact with infected human or pig feces. The larvae can then enter your brain and nervous system and cause a condition known as neurocysticercosis.

Watch a video online about the conditions in pig farms and you will not be surprised by what we wrote in the paragraph before. Besides being dangerous, pork, along with shellfish are very hard to digest. It’s uncomfortable to hear, but eating undercooked pork can infest your brain with worms and have fatal consequences!

The next time you’re thinking about a bacon and vegetables sandwich, think of the dangers pork represents and replace it with an avocado wrap. Avocados are natural wonders which offer numerous health benefits and unlike pork, will not result in brain-eating worms!