You know the seriousness of cancer. You know the toll it takes mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and physically. It causes stress in your own mind and body as well as in your relationships with friends and family. Here is a list of the top 10 foods that you are consuming every day that may contain carcinogens or be suspected of causing cancer.
1. Canned Tomatoes
While fresh tomatoes are actually considered to be the cancer fighting foods, those canned ones are nothing like that. Tomatoes are exceptionally dangerous due to their high acidity, which seems to cause BPA to leech from the lining of the can into the tomatoes themselves.
2. Farmed Salmon
These fish are fed unnatural diets and are contaminated with chemicals, antibiotics, pesticides, and other known carcinogens. Farmed salmon contain high levels of PCB’s, mercury, and cancer causing dioxins.
3. Foods That Are Highly Salted, Pickled, Or Smoked
Foods that are cured by use of nitrates or nitrites act as preservatives as well as adding color to the meat. Although nitrates do not cause cancer in and of themselves, under certain conditions these chemicals change once they are inside the body into N-nitroso composites. It’s this N-nitroso that is associated with a greater increase the risk of developing cancers
Genetically modified organisms, more commonly called GMO’s, are foods that have been modified by chemicals and grown with chemicals.
5. Microwave Popcorn
Conventional microwave popcorn bags are lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is linked to infertility in women. It increases the risk of kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicular cancers.
6. Potato Chips
Potato chips have artificial flavors, numerous preservatives, and colors as well, which is something your body doesn’t need. Potato chips are fried in high temperatures to make them crispy but this also causes them to make a material called acrylamide, a known carcinogen that is also found in cigarettes.
7. Processed Meats
All processed meats contain numerous chemicals and preservatives, including sodium nitrates, which make them, look appealing and fresh but are well known carcinogens.
8. Refined Sugars
Refined sugars are not only known to spike insulin levels, but also to be the most preferable food for cancer cells, thus promoting their growth.
9. Soda Pop
Sodas are known to irritate and make those with ulcers have more pain. Sodas also contain artificial colorings and food chemicals like derivative 4-methylimidazole. No wonder soda pop has been shown to cause cancer.
10. Vegetable Oils
All vegetable oils contain high levels of Omega–6 fatty acids. An excess of Omega- 6 fatty acids cause health problems, such as heart disease and in increase in various cancers, especially skin cancer.