Cancer is the leading cause of most deaths worldwide. This is very alarming for people who are exposed to cancer-inducing environments. Some factors of this disease include the sun, pollution, second-hand smoke, stress, etc. Recent studies have shown that even popular foods can trigger it. Sounds scary! You might have just eaten one of them while reading this. These are the list of the cancer causing foods that we should be getting rid of.
1.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.
People are told to eat more fish all the time these days for the omega-3 fatty acids. As a result, it might seem frustrating to be told that farmed fish is not really any healthier than red meat if people take into account the entire cost and benefit analysis.
When so many fish are placed into such a small space, controlling the spread of disease outbreaks becomes crucial. However, farmers will do this in a way that involves toxic chemicals, endangering human consumers. The mercury content
of salmon only makes things worse. In general, limit exposure to farmed fish.
The World Health Organization (WHO) found out in their studies that red meat is another probable cancer-causing agent in humans. Wow! They discovered a lot! According to them, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic cancers have links from eating red meat. Enjoying a few scraps of meat occasionally is very different from having a daily dose of red meat. Say goodbye to less red meat and hello to healthy veggies.
Sure it’s easy to pop a bag of popcorn in the microwave when you want a quick and tasty snack, but is it really worth risking yourself for liver, testicular and pancreatic cancer? The microwave popcorn bags you have in your cabinet are lined with carcinogenic chemicals AND so is a chemical in the popcorn itself, which creates the artificial butter flavor. If you can’t give up your favorite movie-time snack, it’s time to switch to the old-fashioned stove top or a kernel popping machine like you see at movie theaters.
Cancer cells LOVE refined sugars, which spike insulin levels and and promote cancer growth. High-fructose corn syrup is considered the worst offender and it’s found in any sweet you can think of.
6.Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)
It goes without saying that GMOs have no legitimate place in any cancer-free diet, especially now that both GMOs and the chemicals used to grow them have been shown to cause rapid tumor growth. But GMOs are everywhere, including in most food derivatives made from conventional corn, soybeans, and canola. However, you can avoid them by sticking with certified organic, certified non-GMO verified, and locally-grown foods that are produced naturally without biotechnology.
Also known as trans-fats, hydrogenated oils are a man-made product whose chemical structure has been altered to increase shelf life. Chemicals are also used to mask the odor and change the taste of the oil. Research has confirmed that hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils present in industrial processed food double the risk of breast cancer.