We know that foods can be both poison & medicine if we intake in proper quantity & in proper manner. There are several foods that we consume regular without knowing that may cause cancer.
In summer season, most consumed food product is soda. Loaded with sugar, that cause weight gain and contribute to the nationwide epidemic of obesity. Sodas contain artificial colorings and food chemicals like derivative 4-methylimidazole (4-MI); no wonder soda pop has been shown to cause cancer.
Processed & smoked meats are also our favorite food item, which cause cancer. Processed meats contain numerous chemicals and preservatives, including sodium nitrates, which make them, look appealing and fresh but are well known carcinogens. Smoking meats seem to be particularly bad as the meat picks up tar from the smoking process. Yes, tar, the same deadly ingredient that cigarette smoke contains.
Now let’s talk about our favorite snack. Yes, we know, potato chips are cheap, great tasting, quick snack, however, the negative effects they have on your body may not be worth the little bit of pleasure you derive from these crispy snacks.Potato chips have artificial flavors, numerous preservatives, and colors as well, which is something else your body doesn’t need.Potato chips are fried in high temperatures to make them crispy but this also causes them to make a material called acrylamide, a known carcinogen that is also found in cigarettes.
Another well-known food item is hydrogenated oils. These are used to preserve processed foods and keep them looking appealing for a long as possible. Hydrogenated oils influence our cell membranes’ structure and flexibility, which is linked to cancer.
Foods that are highly salted, pickled, or smoked are very much carcinogenic.There is overwhelming evidence that eating these types of foods greatly increases the risk of colorectal cancer and higher rates of stomach cancer. The rates of stomach cancer are much greater in places such as Japan where a traditional diet contains many foods that are highly salted, and/or smoked.
Food which tastes sweet, looks sweet are always not sweet for us. Refined sugars are not only known to spike insulin levels, but also to be the most preferable food for cancer cells, thus promoting their growth.And since cakes, pies, cookies, sodas, juices, sauces, cereals, and many other extremely popular, mostly processed, food items are loaded with refined sugars, this helps explain why cancer rates are on the rise these days. Even with artificial sweeteners there is mounting evidence that the chemicals that make up these sweeteners, especially aspartame, break down in the body into a deadly toxin called DKP. When your stomach processes this chemical, it in turn produces chemicals that can cause cancer, especially brain tumors.
Alcohol use is the second leading cause of cancer, right behind tobacco use.
Last but not the least, Fruits that are non-organic are contaminated with some very dangerous pesticides such as atrazine, thiodicarb, and organophosphates, as well as high nitrogen fertilizers cause cancer. Washing fruit does not remove 100 per cent of the residue. Pesticides are toxic chemicals to insects as well as human beings.