While we take a good care of our diet and stress on eating nutritious and healthy, we seldom miss out on foods that can actually make us ill. Foods with chemicals, pesticides, and toxins can cause the most aggressive diseases. Here is a list of 10 food items you should stop eating to prevent cancer:
1. Canned Tomatoes
Tomatoes are counted among the best foods to prevent cancer, but canned tomatoes can damage your body to a great extent. All cans come lined with a toxic chemical, bisphenol-A, or BPA, which can cause cancer. Try opting fresh tomatoes for cooking. Avoid using canned food.
2. Cured And Smoked Foods
The common chemicals used to preserve smoked and cured food from spoiling, nitrites and nitrates change into nitrosamines and nitrosamides when cooked. Various studies show that these N-nitroso compounds cause colon cancer.
3. Farmed Salmons
Salmon sounds like one of the healthiest foods possible. But farmed salmon doesn’t come with similar health benefits. Farmed fishes are fed unnatural diets and are contaminated with chemicals, antibiotics, toxins, and other known carcinogens. They also have less amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acid and contain high levels of mercury and cancer causing dioxins.
GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are genetically modified by chemicals that are proven to cause pre-cancerous cell growth in liver and brain. Foods such as soybeans, wheat, and corns are commonly grown via GMO’s.
5. Hydrogenated Oils
Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans-fats, are altered in chemical structure to increase their shelf-life. Chemicals used to mask their smell and taste are found to double the risk of breast cancer.
6. Microwave Popcorn
A relatively healthy snack comes with a bag with another story. Many microwave popcorn bags are lined with chemicals which increase the risk of breast, lung, leukemia, bladder, kidney, prostate, thyroid, and lymphoma cancers.
7. Potato Chips
A popular quick and tasty snack option, potato chips, are high on trans-fats and calories, but also come with acrylamide, a carcinogen commonly found in cigarettes. They are also known to cause high blood pressure and cholesterol in people.
8. Processed Meat
Bacons, hams, sausages, hot dogs, and other kind of processed meat contains excess amount of salt and sodium nitrate, the most common carcinogen found in food industry. The high amount of chemicals and preservatives also cause serious cardiovascular diseases.
Weight gain, inflammation, and insulin resistance are the famous health disorders caused by popped sodas. The artificial coloring and chemicals in them increase a risk of pancreatic cancer.
10. White Flour
Wheat is a commercially grown grain which is treated with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxins. Once processed, the wheat flour is stored in bins coated with insecticides which add up to the toxicity. White flour is also bleached which raises the risk of lung cancer.