10 Cancer Causing Foods You Should Never Eat

10 Cancer Causing Foods You Should Never Eat

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There is nothing that cuts people down in their prime like Cancer. And from what we all know and read, there are not many things out there that don’t contribute to it in one way or another. When it comes to foods, we need to start being more aware and more careful, as many of the things we love are simply no good for us.
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1. Refined Sugar

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With simply no nutritional value at all, refined sugar is known in nutritionist circles as a ‘leach’ as it not only has no nutritional value, but it saps the vitamins and nutrients from your body in order to process it. So, it may be hard, but you need to remove it from your daily coffee, tomato sauce and start making things from scratch, without sugar. It has been linked in recent research to cancer, so it’s time to move it out of your diet.

2. Soda Pop

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Nothing beats a nice cold Soda on a hot summer’s day, but the amount of sugar, chemicals & colors that these processes can not only increase your waistline but lead to increasing your risk of cancer. Fructose, the sugar used to sweeten Soda is linked to pancreatic cancer & the sweetener used in diet drinks is even worse. Stick to H20…it’s all good!

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3. Processed Meats

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We are a nation of hot dog lovers, not to mention some ‘smoked salmon’ to be a little bit ‘fancy’ from time to time. Well, these are processes, salted, cured, smoked and preserved/ These processes have been linked to cancer-generating cells – so avoid them as much as you can.

4. Red Meat

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The WHO or world health organization stated that ‘red meat’ is a probable cause of cancer in humans. So like anything, you need to consider red meat in moderation – not every meal. So think about bringing in fish, chicken and more vegetables to your diet, swap out a few nights a week or entirely with red meat to get a better balance.

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5. Microwave Popcorn

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Movie night at home, popcorn is in the microwave and 2 minutes later…bliss. But, there is more to this valuable ‘time saver’ than meets the eye. The chemical that lines the bag decomposes and forms a compound that is linked to cancer. As the popcorn is popping, it is absorbing these chemicals and could be creating a range of problems for you and your family. So take this time saver out of your cupboard and make it the old-fashioned way.

6. Dirty Fruit

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Although it sounds like the name of an iPhone app, it isn’t a laughing matter. Fruit and vegetables that are ‘bathed’ in pesticides to keep them safe from insects, may not be safe for your consumption. The pesticides that are used are linked to cancer. So the fresher you can get your fruit & vegetables from organically farmed, pesticide-free producers, the healthier you will be.

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7. Potato Chips

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Sitting down to watch the game, pop open a packet of potato chips and open a soda pop. Hang on, we have already spoken about Soda Pop – not the chips as well. Acrylamide, a chemical that is activated once potatoes are cooked at extreme temperatures – such as those you need to make our favorite salty snack – is found in plastic & paper manufacturing. Also, it has been proven to give cancer to rodents, so are you willing to risk it?

8. French Fries

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Since French fries are potatoes and cooking potatoes in high temps activate acrylamide (remember potato chips?), this makes French fries a hazard. It doesn’t stop there. Potatoes are on the Dirty Dozen list of fruits and veggies with because of the high quantity of pesticides they retain. Then there’s the obvious danger: frying. But that’s more a heart-related risk than a cancer risk. So, whew. Go organic and save yourself a lot of potential health problems.
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9. Alcohol

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Booze is an issue. It is not only a caseinogen but can make you put on weight, it can have obvious effects on your cognitive skills – both long and short term – but also on the liver. Your liver is a vital organ and one that alcohol make extremely busy during heavy drinking sessions. So next Friday night, maybe think about taking it a little more easy, or even grabbing a cup of tea…as fun? Sure it is.

10. Pickles

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Stomach cancer can be caused by items that are highly salty, filled with sodium and are preserved through pickling. Ah, well, that would be pickles. However, there is a silver lining, they contain probiotics, and can provide your bodies with a range of good vitamins. But, everything in life is a tradeoff, the good & the bad. So like everything, in moderation is always best.
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