According to some researches performed by the American Institute for Cancer, most of the types of cancer can be prevented only with some changes in the lifestyle as well as the diet.
In this article, we’re going to present you several dietary changes that will definitely help you avoid all the toxins which increase the risk of cancer.
Take a look at the 10 foods you should avoid!
1. BPA Lined Cans
BPA is an ingredient found in the coating of metal cans as well as in the hard plastics. According to some studies performed on animals, this ingredient has been connected to diabetes, cancer, obesity and infertility. There are some items which say on their label that they contain BPA. It can also be found in many dental composites as well as various plastic products.
2. Cured and Smoked Foods
Some of the most widely known preservatives which don’t let food to spoil, but also add color to meats especially are nitrites and nitrates. During the process of cooking, both of them have the ability to change into by-products which are known as N-nitroso compounds e.g. nitrosamides and nitrosamines. They are highly connected to an increased risk of cancer. Make sure you especially avoid these processed meats: sausages, bacon, prosciutto, hot dogs, beef jerky, salami and pepperoni.
3. Farmed Fish
This type of fish is abundant in very high levels of chemical pollutants like for example, PCB’s. This is a carcinogen which can’t be found in wild fish. Fish grown on farms need antibiotics as they are more prone to any disease. They also get sea lice because of which they are often treated with numerous pesticides.
4. Grilled Meat
PAHs or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons appear during the process of combustion of wood or coal. They can also cause a problem when you cook meat and the fat from it drips on the fire. It causes smoke and flare, but also fixes these PAHs on your food, so it becomes exposed to many carcinogens.
5. Hydrogenated Oils
These oils are also called trans-fats and are created by people. Their chemical structure can increase the shelf life in various products, as well as prevent them from spoiling.
This type of fats cause inflammation and a decrease in the immune system, as well as chronic diseases, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Another thing they do is they change the taste of the oil, but also mask its odor.
6. Microwave Popcorn
The bags for this type of popcorn contain perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluoroalkyls and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) so that the oil can’t soak into the package. When these chemicals become heated they go into the popcorn. When we ingest them, they can contaminate our blood.
PFOA has also been connected to tumors in animal organs (testicles, liver, mammary glands and pancreas in rats). They are also know to increase the risk of prostate cancer in PFOA plant workers.
7. Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Crops which are grown conventionally are abundant in herbicides, GMO seeds and pesticides. All of them, but especially pesticides can increase the risk of cancer.
8. Processed Foods
Cured meats contain plenty of nitrates and nitrites which are well-known preservatives and can cause various types of cancer. This type of foods contains plenty of sugars, white flours, colors, oils, flavorings etc.
9. Refined Sugars
Various health problems like Heart problems, increased fats, increased sugar, obesity, arthritis, immune suppression etc. Avoid sugar because we all know that cancer cells feed on it.
10. Soda/Sports Drinks
Sports drinks and sodas don’t contain any nutritional value. They are abundant in dyes, brominated vegetable oil, which is also a flame retardant, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame and sugar, all of them connected to the appearance of various types of cancer.