There are many common foods we consume that we are not aware of their debilitating and cancer-causing nature.
Here are some tips and good practices, to consider, in order to reduce your risk of getting cancer;
- Stop the bad habit of smoking cigarettes.
- Drink alcohol in moderation.
- Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet and limit your consumption of processed foods.
- Maintain a healthy weight. You could take up exercising to achieve this.
- Drinking plenty of water helps reduce the risk of bladder cancer by diluting and flushing out cancer-causing agents.
- Endeavor to protect your skin from the sun. You could do this by using sunscreens, avoiding midday sun, or staying under shades.
- Get immunized against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Go for medical checkup regularly.
Below are 12 common cancer-causing and body-debilitating foods you should avoid;
Traditional microwave popcorn sacks are lined with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). PFOA has been associated with infertility in women. Furthermore, people introduced to PFOA have shown increased risk in liver, pancreas, kidney and testicular malignancy. Furthermore, soybean oil, a GMO, is often used in the manufacturing of microwave popcorn. Also, a nuber of the additives, such as propyl used in the making of microwave popcorn have been associated with ill-health.
People who consume more than one can of soda a day have a higher chance of being affected with stroke. Furthermore, the huge amount of processed sugar in soda introduces unwanted calorie to the body. Thus, causing higher propensity for the consumer to be overweight. Also, soda is a major instigator to gastro-esophageal reflux.
The lining of most canned food contains a substance called bisphenol-An (BPA). Research has linked BPA to cancer, infertility and heart disease.
The huge amount of chemicals and salts used in the manufacture of processed meat are dangerous to your body.
Although fish is a healthy source of animal protein, farmed salmon should be avoided. This is because most of the farmed salmon are bred with heavy doses of artificial diets and chemical antibiotics, pesticides and other forms of carcinogenic materials.
Potato chips are high in trans-fat and useless calories. This can lead to obesity and elevated levels of cholesterol. Also, potato chips are loaded with sodium which can lead to high blood pressure and renal damage.
Processed White Flour
White flour has a very high glycemic index which can rapidly raise glucose levels and insulin levels which could lead to diabetes. Furthermore, it is a known fact that destructive tumors feed on sugars in your system.
These are Genetically Modified Organism that have been re-engineered or redeveloped with heavy doses of synthetic compounds. Though research is still ongoing on the harmful effects of GMOs on the human body, early findings suggest that they are deleterious to the human body in various ways.
Refined sugars are the main form of food sustenance for malignant cells. This causes the malignant cell to develop as they get nourishment from these refined sugars.
Due to the bad press refined sugars have gotten in recent times in the press, many manufacturers have increased their usage of artificial sweeteners. However, research has shown that people that consume foods with a lot of artificial sweeteners have a high tendency to add weight. Take a natural sweetener, such as stevia, instead.
Charred meat contains carcinogenic heterocyclic aromatic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Thus, be careful when you eat barbecued meat to avoid eating charred meat.
While moderate ton little amount of alcohol may be healthy for you, excess consumption is known to cause heart failure and stroke. In fact, alcohol consumption is the second leading cause of cancer… just behind tobacco consumption.
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