Sushi is practically the healthiest fast food option out there. Most sushi contains rice, vegetables, and some source of fish that is rich with iron and omega-3 fatty acids, so for the millions of people who are looking for something healthy while on the go, sushi is the best way to go.
One man from California thought the same, but after a five-foot long tapeworm "wiggled out" of his body, he's a little traumatized to say the least.
Tapeworms are not as uncommon as you may think. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people are affected by the pork tapeworm than any other species of this flat worm.
Once ingested, these parasites usually make their way into their host's intestines. They attach their "head" to the wall and absorb nutrients.
The most common way to get a tapeworm is through eating undercooked meat or unwashed fruits and vegetables that are contaminated.
The body often doesn't trigger any symptoms at all, but sometimes the host will experience stomachache, diarrhea, or weight loss.
Fortunately for that one man from Fresno, California, his body gave him some important hints that something was very wrong.