All Too Common Foods that Cause Cancer. Cancer is a complex disease. There are many different types of cancers, as well as many potential causes. On your mission to better health, you may have come across articles about ‘cancer-fighting superfoods’ and ‘cancer-causing foods’. Unfortunately, these are often unsubstantiated or poorly researched so there is a lot of unreliable information online. So, how can people find reliable information on cancer-related nutrition?
here it is, those cancer-causing foods you don’t want to hear about! But the truth is the truth. In today’s world, we are loading our bodies with cancerous chemicals, tobacco, and other carcinogenic substances. But the worst thing we are doing…is probably just eating.
- Hydrogenated Oils
Hydrogenated oils are found in all sorts of food. Such as pre-packaged food, fast food, and margarine. These oils were once vegetable oils but then were processed into trans fats. It has been strongly suggested that such fats cause a variety of cancers.
This one isn’t quite as sneaky as the next though. Keep reading!
Aside from the fact that processed popcorn can contain these hydrogenated oils, microwave popcorn has been suggested to cause cancer. Namely, lung cancer. It is said there is a chemical on the inside of the non-stick bag that can wreak havoc on our system and become carcinogenic.
Nearly every American eats this next food on a weekly basis. Click next!
- Lunch Meat
Processed lunch meat has loaded all sorts of harmful substances. For starters, the animal could have been fed pesticides or GMOs. But more often than that harming us, the nitrates used to preserve the meat is far more harmful.
More nitrates? Click next!
- Hot Dogs
Much like lunch meat, hot dogs contain all sorts of cancer-causing love. Like lunch meat, they also contain sodium phosphate which is a known killer. To put it into perspective, it is suggested that over 34,000 people die each year due to processed meat.
You can avoid hot dogs, but can you avoid this next food? Unlikely! Click next to see!
- White Flour
We all know that whole grains are good, if someone says that processed grains are good, be aware, they are misguiding you. The processed form of grain, for instance, refined white flour is cancerous in nature. During the processing, the white color comes from a blast of chlorine gas. Besides this, it has an extremely high glycemic index, which spikes the blood glucose and insulin levels along with it.
Or, have a burger with this next food! Keep reading!
- Red Meat
Red meat is associated with an increased risk of colon and rectum cancer, and evidence also suggests it is associated with some other cancers, such as prostate and pancreatic cancer. Examples of red meat include beef, pork, and lamb.
Processed meats are products that have been preserved by smoking, curing, salting, and/or the addition of chemical preservatives. Examples of processed meat include hot dogs, sausages, bacon, and luncheon meats. Processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, and evidence also suggests it is associated with stomach cancer.
However, more research is needed to understand how red meat and processed meats influence cancer risk. The increased risk may be explained by the iron and fat content in red meat, and/or the salt and nitrates/nitrites in processed meat. Additionally, when meat is cooked at high temperatures, substances are formed that may cause cancer.
Trying to diet? Well, don’t use this next item to do so! Read on for another killer!
- Diet Soda
So, you’re trying to clean up and cut back on calories? That’s good, but in fact, diet soda has been said to be just as harmful as sugary soda. This sweetener known as aspartame has been linked to brain cancer, leukemia, and other cancers.
So, stick to sweets? Maybe not…read on to find out why!
- Soda and Other Sweets
Sugar is bad…plain and simple. But it isn’t the glucose found in fruits that are doing it, but rather the white sugars that have been heavily processed. Cancer loves sugar and tumors feed off of it! The more processed, the better for cancer cells.
On the other hand, try dieting again with this next item. Keep reading!
- Actually Anything Diet
Back to aspartame, a deadly substance. Aspartame is still acceptable today, but so were other artificial sweeteners at one point. But eventually, those substances were banned by the government! In general, it is best to put only natural, or even better organic, foods into your body.
Not every farmed food is natural. Click next to see.
- Farmed Fish
Most farmed fish are loaded with antibiotics, pesticides, and inhumane chemicals. Eating fresh-caught fish can do wonders for your body, but add preservatives and additives and you’ll reverse all of its natural benefits. Besides, fishing is fun, you should try it!
Though even farmed food isn’t as processed as this next food. Click next!
- Canned Food
The biggest culprit with canned foods is BPA. The chemical used in cans and bottles has been strongly linked to cancer, especially breast cancer. Manufacturers argue the dangers, but most evidence comes from non-profit organizations. So it’s up to you. Trust the moneymakers or the non-profit groups?
Not everyone consumes the next item, but a large portion does! Click next to see it!
It is a known fact that drinking alcohol comes with its risks. But cancer is not usually on that list. Yet extensive research has proven that alcohol is linked to several cancers. Although not all related to cancer, about 3.5% of US deaths are alcohol-related.
Nearly everyone eats this next food. Click to see if you do!
- Potato Chips
Acrylamide is a chemical found in caulk, cigarette smoke, adhesives, and potato chips. You read that right…potato chips. I bet you’re wondering why such a chemical is allowed to reach foods that we consume. But the ACS has been asking manufacturers this for years!
This next food is often done at home. Click next to see!
- Charred Foods
The black part of the BBQ chicken may be your favorite, but you may want to think twice before chowing down in it. The reason we know it is toxic is because a railway tunnel collapsed once, contaminating a stream with chemicals and killing cows.
Speaking of cows…let’s move on! What do cows drink! Click next!
- GMOs (Like in Milk/Coffee Creamer)
Bet you said milk. But actually, cows drink water. But milk is the concern here. Or rather GMOs (or hormones) are often used in cows to increase milk production. It is a nearly-proven cancer-causing substance that has been banned in most countries.
One of the healthiest foods on the planet can cause cancer? Keep reading to see!
- Non-Organic Fruit/Veggies
In its purest form, fruit actually fights off cancer, though ant form of sugar can feed its cells. But, today, even fruit is so processed, pesticide sprayed, and preserved that even it has been linked to cancer. To prevent the risks, buy organic fruit instead.
Everyone knows this next food is unhealthy. But cancer? Click next!
- French Fries
We’ve talked about Acrylamide which is put in potato chips. But did you know it is also used in fast-food fries? This revelation has brought on many lawsuits and is still legal! Think about that next time you dip that potato in ketchup!
‘Preservatives’ now have a whole new meaning. Click next to see why!
- Pickled Food
What? All that pickled food is actually cancerous? Although a fairly new study, pickled food may be linked to gastric cancer. This was found out when an increase in cancer was seen in places without access to fresh veggies.
Closely related to pickling, this next food is debatable! Click next!
- Fermented Food
The debate as to whether fermented food fights cancer or causes it is still ongoing. Some say fermentation is packed with nutrients, others say it converts your cells into esophageal cancer. So, it’s up to you at this point.