Once upon a time, no one was concerned about cancer causing foods. The research was young at that time, but there were also far less processed foods in the market. People ate healthier and more fresh foods because it was always available to them.
Those days are over, while you might think you are doing the right thing to your health by taking diet sodas or low-calorie popcorn, you are actually eating some of the worst cancer-causing foods out there!
While you might be thinking "everything causes cancer, so why bother changing my diet", well these are 5 cancer foods you need to avoid as they have scientifically proven to cause cancer.
Please read and feel free to share this article with your loved ones.1. Canned Tomatoes
True, fresh tomatoes are considered to be a cancer fighting food, those canned ones are nothing like that. The lining of most canned foods are made with a chemical known as bisphenol-A
, which posses a cause for concern.
In a study published in May 2013 by the Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, the study showed that the chemical bisphenol-A(BPA)
affects the way genes work in rats brain.This toxic chemical as also been linked to a number of different types of cancer, heart diseases and reproductive problems. So when next you want to make that nice red sauce you love, go for fresh tomatoes. 2. Processed Meats
Processed meats are not just limited to hot dogs, sausages, and bacon. Processed meats are made with excessive salt and chemicals that can be damaging to your health. A study of about 13 years ago showed that 1 out of 17 people who ate 160 grams of processed meats di*d. These meats are packed with preservatives so as to keep them fresh, but they're well known carcinogens including the same found in cigarette smoke. 3. Microwave Popcorn
Those popcorn bags are small, making it very easy to pop a bag of popcorn in the microwave when you want a quick and tasty snack, but is it really worth risking yourself for liver, testicular and pancreatic cancer?
The microwave popcorn bags are lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
, a carcinogenic chemical. The popcorn itself contains allots of preservatives such as propyl gallate
, a chemical linked to causing stomach problems and skin rashes. 4. Potato Chips
They may be cheap, easy and delicious, but these crispy, addicting snack can be deadly. Potato chips are high in both fat and calories which is one sure way to bring on weight gain.
Potato chips have artificial flavors, numerous preservatives, and colors, which is something your body doesn't need. They also contain a high level of sodium
, which causes high blood pressure. Potato chips also contain acrymalide
, a known carcinogen in cigarettes. 5. Alcohol
Alcohol use is the second leading cause of cancer, sits right behind tobacco use. While a moderate consumption of alcohol can be healthy and lead to reduced risk of heart diseases, excessive drinking is linked to be a major cause of heart failure, stroke and sudden death. Excessive alcohol use is the biggest cause of mouth, rectum and breast cancers. Don't panic! we not saying you should give up a glass of wine, but for your health sake stick to one.