If there is one thing about a buffet that we all like is having a platter full of delicious dishes at a reasonable price.

However, it also comes along with a potential health warning that eating too many dishes together can mess up with digestion.

There may be some foods that might also lead to food-borne illnesses. So what are the things one should avoid having in a buffet?

1. Fried foods

They are the most attractive dishes in a buffet and we tend to pick these up as soon as we hit the buffet. However, these are one of the worst foods to choose from at a buffet in a restaurant. The reason? Most of the restaurants use cheaper oils for frying such foods which can your heart at risk.

2. Sprouts

Despite the health benefits of these greens, one should always avoid having them at a buffet. The reason for the same is pretty simple. The sprouts grow in a damp environment and so it becomes a little hard to clean them thoroughly when serving to a larger audience. This means they may be carriers of germs.

3. Macaroni salad

Ever wonder, why that delicious creamy salad tastes a bit funny when eating at a buffet? Well, it is because this salad has been out there for a long period of time. When mayo-based salads are put out in open for a long time, they can attract bacteria and get spoilt quickly.

4. Dressings

You will find a number of dressings at a buffet and some of the common ones are Italian Dressing, Honey Mustard Dressing, and Ranch Dressing. Most of the dressings kept at a buffet are high in sugar, sodium, and preservatives. However, when these are kept in open for long, they can become the bacteria’s breeding ground. And if you consume them, there are high chances of you getting food-borne diseases.

5. Sushi

It is one of the healthiest Japanese foods for which people have been going crazy lately! But, good and healthy sushi should always be made with fresh and good-quality seafood. Also, good sushi takes time to make and thus it is always recommended to eat sushi from a trusted place and not at a buffet. It can become stale at the buffet counter and will not even taste