10 Everyday Foods That Cause
Cancer You Need To Avoid
You can never really know the importance of your health until
you become sick. Yet, the best way to stay healthy is to prevent certain diseases from affecting you in the
first place. As they say, prevention is better than cure. Discover 10 every day foods that cause cancer you need to
eliminate in your diet.
Very long ago, hot popcorn made from corn kernels was really
popular. Many generations have taken advantage of this delicious natural taste which was indeed healthy.
However, the odern commercial version made for the microwave is totally different. It is neither 100% natural
nor healthy. It comes with a cocktail of toxins, such as diacetyl and Perfluorooctanoic acid (as well as modified
oils), which can lead to many serious health problems: Alzheimer's
disease, respiratory diseases, chronic kidney disease, and others.
Popcorn is very enjoyable during certain programs, watching a movie for instance. Unfortunately, the type prepared in microwave or sold in movie
theaters is not particularly good for health. In fact, Melissa Rifkin, a dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center,
states that in general Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid
(perfluorooctane sulfonate, PFOS) is harmful. It is a chemical which many studies show it affects the fertility
and renal functions, in addition to increasing the risk of cancer. That is, popcorn is one of the
foods that cause kidney cancer. If you really want to enjoy healthy popcorns the solution is
to make yours at home or buy healthy brands free of pathogenic chemicals.
French Fries and Chips
French fries go well with chicken; we enjoy eating them together. But eating fries, as well as crisps and chips
cause serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular diseases and cancers. This is what a recent Swedish
study shows. The researchers found high doses of a carcinogen (cancer causing) acrylamide in these products. This
study from the University of Stockholm and food safety agency, “National Food Administration” of Sweden, has found
high levels of a toxic substance called acrylamide in many starchy products: fries, cookies, chips... In their
research, the Swedish scientists analyzed many popular foods and prepared meals. They found the highest levels of
acrylamide in crisps (up to 1000μg / kg) and chips (up to 500μg / kg).
The toxicity of acrylamide has been widely studied in animals. The chemical is capable of damaging DNA. Prolonged
exposure induces tumors in rats and mice, and high doses can lead to the occurrence of neurological effects and
reduced fertility. But studies on human are still few and controversial. However, acrylamide is recognized as toxic
by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the European Union recommendation, manufactures should not
exceed 0.1 mg / l... Yet, a packet of chips on the market may contain several hundred times that dose.
Are you one of millions people all over the world who you consume soft drinks? You need to be aware of their
harmful effects in your body. Drinking more than two sodas per day could double the risk of suffering chronic
kidney disorders. Some people prefer diet soda to reduce their risk. However, although they contain fewer calories
than regular soft drinks, it is best not to drink diet soda. According to Dr. Isaac Eliaz, their ingredient list
often includes harmful artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and high fructose corn syrup which are very damaging
to your health.
A recent US study has found consumption of certain soft drinks would lead to increased risk of developing chronic
kidney disease due to phosphoric acid, a colorless, odorless phosphorus-containing inorganic acid used both as a preservative and as
acidifying in sodas. Furthermore, another recent study concluded that consumption of soft drinks, even diets,
increases the risk of suffering from cardiovascular disorder and diabetes. Soft drinks are also bad for bone
health and are linked, among other things, to esophageal cancer, obesity, hyperactivity and tooth decay.
Regardless of what the producers may tell you soft drinks are among the foods that cause cancer.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, as well as The Foundation for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and
Stroke, considers that a healthy balanced diet
should be free of processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages. According to a study from Harvard University,
this type of meat increases the risk of developing heart disease. That is not all...
Processed meats, such as ham and sausage, have just been declared carcinogenic by the
World Health Organization (WHO), the UN agency responsible for public health all over the world. This decision is
justified by the correlation established between the consumption of this type of meat and the risk of colon cancer.
According to the report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), each 50g serving of processed
meat (equivalent to a slice of ham) consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. Red meat (beef,
veal, lamb, sheep, horse, pig, and goat) is itself classified as "probably carcinogenic". In short, processed meats
are among the top foods that cause colon
Many parents who buy cereal for breakfast for their children
have no idea that they actually contain more sugar than grains. These cereals are potentially
diabetogenic, causing diabetes. The risk is so high that "In people genetically predisposed
type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent) occurs from 15 years. This is indeed a serious health concern. Yet
most parents continue feeding their loves ones with sugary cereals; they are harming them unconsciously.
An independent organization of public health, Environmental Working
Group (EWG), has screened more than 80 packages of processed cereals. The result is alarming. The nonprofit agency
has even established a ranking of the worst. On top of the list, a bestseller among children, Smacks, from the
giant Kellogg’s. In second position comes Cocoa Krispies, anotherbreakfast cereal produced by Kellogg's, which contains marshmallows. According to studies conducted by EWG, a cup of
Kellogg's Smacks contains more sugar than a donut: 20 grams against 18. In other words, a bowl of Smacks has
between 8 to 10 lumps of sugar. The 10% standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) are not met; some
cereals may contain over 50%.
A traditional pizza made of healthy ingredients and toppings
is good for your health. In fact, pizza could be one of the healthiest foods in the world. The problem is
consuming those that are sold frozen. Frozen pizzas are high in calories and sodium. According to many
studies, a large intake of sodium can cause hypertension and increases the risk of developing stomach tumors,
which makes frozen pizzas included among foods that cause cancer.
As most people do, you may love pizzas; but it is advised to avoid frozen. Although they are less expensive than
traditional ones, they can jeopardize your health. Other disadvantages include the fact they contain a lot of
unhealthy fats, too much salt and sugar. The dough is more like cardboard, which will be cooked on the surface but
raw inside despite the 20 minutes in the oven. When a frozen pizza has bacon or any form of red meat the risk for
it to make you sick is even higher.
Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among men in developed countries: United States,
Canada, and others. Several studies have shown that frequent or regular consumption of tomato has a protective
effect against prostate cancer as well as lung and stomach cancers. However, canned tomatoes are not included; they
contain the synthetic estrogen bisphenol-A (BPA) known to link with several health
problems, including obesity and diabetes. It is therefore better to consume fresh tomatoes to get its health
According to a research conducted by Professor Frederick Vom Saal, University of
Missouri, the lining resin that is found in cans contains bisphenol A (BPA), an organic synthetic compound which may be the origin of many illnesses, such as heart
disease, diabetes and obesity. Tomatoes are very acidic; this acidity promotes the penetration of
BPA in the
flesh of the fruit. This chemical can also lead to infertility. It is, therefore, better to consider fresh
tomatoes or those sold in glass jars.
Fish: Shark, Swordfish, Certain Species of
Fish is rich in
omega-3 which is good for health. However, certain fishes are known for their high concentration of heavy
metals. These may harm the development of children and lead to the development, in some cases, of heart
attacks in adults. The risk is even higher for pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under the
age of 30 months. Swordfish is associated with high risk of contamination with methylmercury,
the form of mercury most readily
incorporated into biological tissues and most toxic to humans.
Mercury is a source of global contamination; it is toxic. It does not break down in the environment and can
accumulate in living organisms. Methyl mercury tends to accumulate to some degree in all fish, but especially in
predators such as shark, swordfish, and certain species of tuna which is usually sold fresh or frozen state. Since
fish is also an excellent source of quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids and is low in saturated fat, carefully
buy species that represent no threat to your health.
Frozen meals saves time. By cons, if you analyze their list of ingredients you will soon realize that most of them
are full of unhealthy fats, sodium, sugar, and even carcinogenic ingredients. In addition, they often fail to stave
off hunger. In short, they are not good for your body regardless of the propaganda of the manufacturers.
Whether prepared or processed foods, the more a food is processed, the more it is likely to harm our health;
because there is a good chance that you swallow huge amount of additives, much of which is quite dubious:
sweeteners, preservatives, colorings, flavor enhancers, etc. Among the ingredients added for taste, there is the
famous monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer which causes inflammation and neurotoxic effects, especially in
children. Small studies also show glutamate increase the risk for developing certain cancers. Yet, most processed
food manufacturers do not bother to add plenty of it in their frozen foods. These foods also contain
industrial trans fats or hydrogenated fats, which can lead
to many serious medical conditions: cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and others.
Even if today some people make energy drinks their “daily
bread," this does not prevent their high caffeine and refined sugar content is likely to have adverse effects on
their body. Among them, there would be addiction, headaches, nervousness and nausea. Pregnant women, nursing women
and children should thus refrain from any form of energy drink. They are more prone to experience the harmful
According to studies by an international team of researchers on the consumption of
energy drinks among teenagers, regular intake can trigger sudden death in young individuals apparently healthy. The
same scientists have found an estimated 31% the number of adolescents regularly consume energy drinks. The
percentage is really high, and it is constantly increasing. Following the report of the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) published in November 2012, the effects of energy drinks on health are still under scrutiny by
researchers; but one thing is certain, the health risks are present and they will not go away as long the same
harmful ingredients are used.
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The International Agency for Research on
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