Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss and a change in bowel movements .
Some foods are worse for you than others and are increasing your risk of many conditions and diseases. While cancer is one of the worst, regularly eating the cancer causing foods in our top ten list can also lead to heart disease, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and so much more:
GMOs are plants or animals created by inserting genes from one species into another. Known as gene splicing, it’s a type of biotechnology often done in a laboratory. It’s also called genetic engineering.
- Grilled Meat
Cooking meat at the high temperatures you use to grill—as well as broil and fry—creates heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), compounds linked with some cancers.
- Hydrogenated Oils
Hydrogenated oils are oils that are often healthy in their natural state, but are quickly turned into poisons through the manufacturing and processing they undergo.
They take these naturally healthy oils and they heat it anywhere from five hundred to one thousand degrees under several atmospheres of pressure.
- BPA lined cans
Bisphenol-A, commonly called BPA, is frequently used in hard plastics and resins to coat metal cans. It may seem simple, but trying to avoid the BPAin canned foods can be a challenge.
- Cured and smoked foods
Smoking your meat gives it a mouthwatering flavor. Beneath this flavor, however, there are dangers associated with the smoke. Although smoke is a good anti-oxidant and anti-microbial agent, over-indulging in smoked meat can cause unwanted effects on your health. It is possible to avoid these hazards by reducing the amount of smoked meat you consume.
- Farmed Fish
It might surprise you to know that there are many breeds of fish with higher levels of toxins than red meat.
That’s right. Some commercial fish is actually worse for you than commercial beef.
- Microwave Popcorn
While there’s no truth to the rumor that microwave popcorn contains chemicals proven to cause lung cancer, there is a chemical used in the nonstick coating on the inside of the popcorn bags that decomposes, producing a compound called perfluorooctanoic acid.
- Soy Protein Isolate
Some of the concern comes from a series of lab studies in which the protein in soy was isolated and placed with cancer cells in petri dishes. The cancer cells grew, but the researchers acknowledged that any protein, even from other sources like wheat, corn, grass or tomatoes, would make the cells would grow.
- Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. There are various labeling terms to note that a food is organic.
- Processed foods
Processed meat is meat which has been preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or by the addition of preservatives. Examples include ham, bacon, pastrami and salami, as well as hot dogs and some sausages.Research has shown that eating processed meat can increase your cancer risk.
- Refined Sugars
Starving Cancer to Death by Removing one Food: Refined Sugar. While all of our cells need glucose (a form of sugarwhich is turned into energy), cancer thrives on a body full of simple carbohydrates (which become sugar in the body) and refined sugars that come from processed foods and overly sweet goodies.
- White Flour
You don’t see white flour growing on wheat grass stalks in the field. Instead, you see whole grains growing in nature, and it is these whole grains that should be consumed by human beings if they wish to attain a high degree of health.
- Soda/ Sports Drinks
One concern with sports drinks is that they deliver unneeded calories. Some contain 150 calories, the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. Children definitely don’t need sports drinks.
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