Cancer is a group of diseases causes by abnormal cell growth with the possibility of spreading to other parts of the body. Cancer is dangerous, and can damage body tissue. There are about a hundred of them affecting humans, and they’re all to be avoided.
Causes of cancer varies from viruses to chemicals, obesity etc. Chemicals can be in form of what we breathe or eat. It’s not every food that we’re supposed to consume recklessly, as they increase chances of cancer attack.
Here’s a quick list of some foods to be avoided because of their tendency to cause cancer.
Commercial fish farming involves raising an incredible number of fish (such as Salmon), in a crowded environment. A large portion of Salmon consumed around the world mostly come from a farming operation where they are treated with antibiotics, pesticides, and other carcinogenic chemicals to try and control the bacterial, viral, and parasitic outbreaks that result from cramming so many fish in a small space. Farmed fish also don’t have as much omega-3 as wild salmon.
When flour is refined, all nutritional value is removed. Then it’s bleached with chlorine gas to make it more appealing to consumers. The glycemic index for white flour is very high – meaning it spikes your insulin levels without providing nutritional fuel. Carbohydrates are converted to sugars by your body, so excessive products that contain white flour can lead to increased insulin resistance. Simple sugars (like refined carbohydrates) are the preferred fuel source for cancer.
SODA AND CARBONATED BEVERAGES
Sodas have been at the center of the health debate for two decades as a major cancer causing food. Filled with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dyes, and a host of other chemicals, they are very bad for every aspect of your health. They provide zero nutritional value and rob your body of the nutrients you get from other foods. Adding “diet” to the label means you’re also likely consuming aspartame – which is no better than rat poison to human cells.
SALTED AND SMOKED FOODS
These products typically contain preservatives, such as nitrates, which are intended to prolong shelf life. The additives used in processed foods can accumulate in your body over time. Eventually, such toxins cause damage at the cellular level and lead to diseases like cancer. When smoked foods are cooked at high temperatures, the nitrates are converted to the much more dangerous nitrites.
The biggest cancer causing food (by far) is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other refined sugars. Even brown sugar is highly refined white sugar with some of the removed molasses added back in for flavor and color.
Refined sugars (and foods made with them) are the source of major insulin spikes and feed the growth of cancer cells.
While grilled food can taste delicious, scientists have discovered that preparing meat in this way – especially processed meats like hot dogs – releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. When you grill red meat to the point of well-done, it changes the chemical and molecular structure of the meat. You’re better off baking, broiling, or preparing meat in a skillet than on the grill.
Most cans are lined with a product called bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been shown to genetically alter the brain cells of rats. Many plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites also contain BPA.
Help protect your DNA by sticking to fresh or frozen vegetables that have no added ingredients for your family’s table! These are better for you and available year-round.
From the chemically-lined bag to the actual contents, microwave popcorn is at the center of lung cancer debates around the world.
Not only are the kernels and oil likely genetically modified (which the manufacturer does not have to disclose) unless organic, the fumes released from artificial butter flavoring contain diacetyl, which is toxic to humans.
Make your own organic popcorn the old-fashioned way – it tastes better, doesn’t release toxic fumes, and is a healthier choice for you.