In a previous article “Cancer Fighting Foods” we talked about the foods which have cancer fighting properties. Here today we are going to talk about “Cancer Causing Foods”, Maybe you are eating these foods in your regular life style, if not sure, don’t worry about that. This article will help you for “Fight Against Cancer“.
1) Avoid Microwave Popcorn
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.”Microwave popcorn is loaded with artificial butter, and the fumes from it contain the toxic compound diacytel that is associated with lung cancers,” says professor Eitan Yefenof, PhD, chairman of the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.
2) Say no to smoking, tobacco and alcohol
The research linking alcohol to cancer risk is strong.Alcohol is second leading cause of cancer, right behind tobacco use. While a moderate or low consumption of alcohol can be healthy and lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, excessive drinking is known to cause heart failure, stroke, and sudden death. Excessive alcohol use is the biggest cause of mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, mouth, rectum and breast cancers.Clear patterns have emerged between alcohol consumption and the development of head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, breast, and colon cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
3) Avoid Canned Foods
Most cans are lined with a product called bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been shown to genetically alter the brain cells of rats. Leading UK cancer charity has written to major food manufacturers asking them to reveal details of their use of the controversial chemical BPA in food cans. The move follows a US study showing BPA is still widely used in cans despite being linked to a range of potentially serious health problems.There is a lot of evidence that BPA can have an affect on the human body even at very low levels.Many plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites also contain BPA.
4) Avoid Grilled Red Meat
Yes, i know grilled food can taste delicious but preparing meats in this manner, releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. the IARC review found that the strongest evidence linked processed meats (such as hot dogs, beef jerky, bacon and ham) to colorectal cancer with each hot dog size serving of processed meat eaten daily raising the risk by 18 percent over a lifetime.
5) Avoid Refined Sugar
Cancer cells love refined sugars, which hikes insulin levels and and promote cancer growth. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is considered the worst offender and it’s found in any sweet you can think of. It’s been known for a long time that cancer cells feed off of sugar, so with so many people addicted to sugary treats, it’s no wonder why cancer rates have skyrocketed.
Cutting out sugar doesn’t help treat cancer, and sugar doesn’t directly cause cancer. Why then do we encourage people to cut down on sugary foods in our diet advice?
That’s because there is an indirect link between cancer risk and sugar. Eating lots of sugar over time can cause you to gain weight, and robust scientific evidence shows that being overweight or obese increases the risk of 13 different types of cancer.
6) Avoid Farmed Fish
- Commercial fish farming involves raising an incredible number of fish (such as salmon), in a crowded environment. Farm raised fish may have as much as 20% less protein compared to wild fish.
- 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.
7) The Silent Killer – Hydrogenated oils
Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats.Hydrogenated oils are vegetable oils which cannot be naturally extracted like olive oil, soy or canola oil.whose chemical structure has been altered to prevent rancidity in foods, which increases shelf life and saves money for food manufacturers. They’re packed with unhealthy omega-6 fats and have been proven to alter the structure of our cell membranes. Never cook with hydrogenated oils and check your labels for healthy oils like olive, soy and canola instead.
8) Soft drinks has zero nutritional benefit
Soft drinks, soda, etc., no matter what you call it, it’s still detrimental to your health. Soda is packed full of calories, sugar and artificial ingredients, and has ZERO nutritional benefit.Studies have shown that only drinking two sodas per week nearly doubles the risk of pancreatic cancer. There are plenty of alternatives out there, so next time you’re craving something sweet, think about what you’re putting into your body. Your health is an investment, never forget that.
9) Salty,pickled and smoked foods causes cancer
They may be delicious but too much salt has been linked to high blood pressure,( it has not been directly linked to cancer). As an alternative, eat cucumbers.If you eat 12g of salt a day, it can double the likely hood of stomach cancer. The recommended amount for an adult is just 6g a day.
- Many salty, pickled and smoked foods are processed with the preservative nitrate, which changes in our bodies to N-nitroso composites, which are associate with high cancer-developing risks.
- Smoked foods like meat or nuts absorb the smoke, which contains the same tar found in cigarettes.
- Do you have a taste for these cravable foods now?
10) Processed white flour
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.