The alarming rise in the number of reported cancer cases worldwide, is one of great concern. Medical experts have been looking for that common factor that may be responsible for the increasing rate of cancer cases. With an estimated 1.5 million new cases of one form of cancer or another reported each year, scientists have seriously considered the possibility that this rise could be due to the dietary habits of individuals. There are 10 foods that researchers have discovered to be carcinogenic in nature and capable of stimulating cancer growth and development.
Here are the 10 cancer causing foods you should avoid today
Avoid Canned Tomatoes
Apart from canned tomatoes, canned foods are generally hazardous to your health as the inner lining of the cans are produced using BPA or bisphenol-A. Researchers have shown that this chemical compound causes gene mutation in lab rats and this fact has been backed up by the FDA. The BPA gets into the canned tomatoes and makes it very high in the amount of BPA present in the tomatoes as they are more open to absorbing this chemical compound than any other canned food.
Stop Consuming Farmed Salmon
Wild salmon is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein, but farmed salmon is fed with antibiotics, carcinogenic chemical compounds which are meant to boost their growth and productivity. These chemical compounds are not expelled from the fish, but rather ate ingrained in their meat, making them highly carcinogenic for consumption and increases your risk of developing cancer. As a matter of fact farmed salmon checked by researchers have a high amounts of mercury, dioxins and PCBs, these chemical compounds and heavy metals are known to cause cancer.
Stay Clear Of Soda Pop
Drinking an average of two sodas a day puts you at a very high risk of developing cancer as suggested by the Journal of Nutrition in publications. Sodas are rich in chemicals like 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) and artificial colouring that are carcinogenic in nature and cancer causing.
Foods That Are Smoked, Pickled Or High In Their Salt Content
Highly salted foods which are canned have also chemical additives that are used in their preservation. When consumed, the increase of sodium nitrates in your body will eventually convert to N-nitroso that raises your risk of cancer formation. Foods that are smoked produce tar similar to that found in cigarettes, this tar is carcinogenic and so smoked Foods should be avoided as much as possible.
Stop Eating Microwaved Popcorn
It is strongly believed that you can get cancer from consuming microwaved popcorn. This belief is hinged on the fact that the packaging used for the popcorn is lined with a highly carcinogenic chemical compound known as perfluorooctanoic or PFOA. This chemical is similar to that present in Teflon made products. Scientists have discovered, through research that this chemical can cause liver, kidney, testicular and pancreas cancer. Another concern is that the corn used for the microwaved popcorn is actually a GMO product. Other components of the popcorn are also GMO products, such as the soybean oil used.
Don’t Eat Potato Chips
When potato chips are heated they release a chemical known as acrylamide which is highly carcinogenic. They are also packed full of sodium and trans-fat that will raise the bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body and this can raise your blood pressure and cause cardiovascular problems like a stroke and a heart attack. You also increase your risk of obesity when you consume potato chips often.
GMO foods are usually made by a combination of chemicals and also grown using all sorts of toxic chemicals and pesticides. These pesticides are very impossible to rinse off the body of GMO fruits and veggies and when these foods are ingested, the chemicals which are carcinogenic in nature can stimulate dormant cancerous tumors and cells. GMO foods are also known to cause gene mutations in lab rats, so you should avoid then as much as possible.
Quit Eating Red Meat
It is believed that consuming red meat regularly increases your risk of having cancer. Some forms of cancer which are linked to need meat consumption include: breast, colon and prostate cancer. Colon cancer caused by red meat consumption is predominant in people between the ages of 50 and 75. It is better to consume, fish and other white meat like poultry meat instead of red meat, to avoid increasing your risk of cancer development.
Stop Consuming Refined Sugar
When you consume refined sugars you are more than likely to raise your insulin levels. You also create an acidic environment in your body and a perfect surrounding for malignant cancer growth. It is believed by leading scientists that those corn syrup rich in fructose (HFCS) are ideal for stimulating cancer cell growth and spread. What is alarming is that this high-fructose corn syrup is used in virtually most confectionery and soft drinks. So you need to avoid consuming foods rich in refined sugars, so as not to raise your body’s acidity levels and increase your risk of cancer growth and development.
Do Not Consume Processed Meat
Processed meat is packed full of salt used as a preservative, but can cause your blood pressure to rise. They are also full of carcinogenic sodium nitrates as well as chemical additives that can stimulate dormant cancer cells and cause them to rapidly mutate and spread. Even smoked processed meat contains tar which is even more exciting dangerous than that found in cigarettes and can cause cancer.
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