Most people don't think twice about our daily food, except that some count the calorie. With about 1.5 million people being diagnosed with cancer each year, it's time to see what foods help feed cancer cells. Here're 23 top cancer-causing foods you are probably eating every day.
1. Canned Foods
Most cans are made with a chemical called bisphenol-A, or BPA which affects the way genes work in the brain. So most canned foods can cause cancer.
2. Processed Meats
Processed Meats such as sausages, hot dogs, and bacon contain many chemicals and preservatives that are harmful to your health.
3. Soda Pop
Sodas, full of sugar, are the main cause of the nationwide obesity and can lead to inflammation, insulin resistance, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
4. Farmed Salmon
Farmed salmon are fed on unnatural diets and can become contaminated with chemicals, antibiotics, pesticides, and other known carcinogens.
5. Microwave Popcorn
Microwave popcorn bags contain perfluorooctanoic acid, a toxin linked to infertility in women and increases the risk of kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicular cancers. Most popcorns use soybean oil which can cause stomach problems and skin rashes.
6. Refined Sugars
Back in 1931, German Otto Warburg, the Nobel laureate in medicine, first discovered that tumors and cancers both use sugars to feed themselves to proliferate.
7. Potato Chips
Potato chips are high in weight gaining elements, and their excessive trans-fats and sodium can cause high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
8. Hydrogenated Oils
Hydrogenated oils are frequently deodorized and colored to look appealing. They contain high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, which can cause heart disease and various cancers, especially skin cancer.
9. Pickled and Smoked Foods
Smoked foods contain considerable amounts of tar which is a known carcinogen. Meanwhile pickled foods, cured by nitrates and also colored, are associated with higher rates of colorectal and stomach cancer.
10. Highly Processed White Flours
Refining grains destroys its natural nutrients and gives it a very high glycemic rate, which can quickly raise the blood sugar level and insulin levels.
A study by the Rowett Institute found that rats, fed GMO foods, ALL showed damage immune systems, pre-cancerous cell growths, plus smaller brains and livers.
12. Artificial Sweeteners
Mounting evidence has proven that the chemicals that make up artificial sweeteners break down in the body as a deadly toxin called DKP, which can cause cancer, particularly brain tumors.
A moderate consumption of alcohol can be healthy, but excessive drinking is the primary cause of heart failure, stroke, sudden death, female breast cancers and more.
14. Diet Anything
Diet foods are all chemically processed and generally contain aspartame, which causes many diseases such as cancers, birth defects, and heart problems.
15. Red Meat
Studies have found that eating red meat every day, even in a small amount, increases a man's risk of dying from cancer by 22 percent and a woman's by 20 percent.
16. Non-organic Fruits
Non-organic fruits are contaminated with some very dangerous pesticides such as organophosphates and atrazine that cause severe problems in humans, especially in our reproductive capabilities.
17. High Fat Foods
Fat is limitedly linked to cancer, but eating high-fat foods can cause other health problems, primarily obesity, which increases the risk of bowel, pancreatic, breast and kidney cancer.
These sweet treats contain trans-fats, processed sugar, and white flour, all of which are cancer causing foods we have mentioned before. So keep away from them and stay healthy.
19. Boxed Meals
Many ingredients in boxed meals are highly processed, which disturbs the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in your body, thus leading general inflammation, a common cause of cancer.
20. Instant Noodles
Like boxed meals, instant noodles can be really bad for your health, too. For your own wellbeing, you may want to eat egg noodles instead.
21. Store-Bought Bread
This kind of bread can lead to cancer because it often uses bromated flour, which contains potassium bromate, a chemical linked to nervous system disorders. In fact, such an ingredient is outlawed in the EU, Canada, and Brazil.
22. Flavored Crackers
Sugar, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavorings in store brands of crackers are definitely on the blacklist if you want to stay away from cancer.
23. French Fries
French fries are tasty, but you may want to eat less because of the starch in potatoes and low-grade frying oils.