According to information on the American Institute of Cancer website, researchers showed that the majority of cancers could be prevented. Scientists feel that 60 to 70 percent of all cancers are preventable by implementing changes in lifestyle and diet.
This is very good news for people who are worried about their possibility of developing cancer. It means that changes in their daily dietary habits can better their health and reduce the amount of toxins that can lead to a rise in developing cancer.
9 Foods That Are Dangerous To Your Health and Increase Your Cancer Chances
Smoked, Cured and Processed Foods
Foods that are cured, smoked and processed often have nitrites and nitrates in them to keep food from going bad. They also have color in the meat. When the foods are cooked, these nitrates and nitrites become by-products known as N-nitroso compounds (nitrosamides and nitrosamines). These compounds are known to raise a person’s risk of developing cancer of the stomach and many other cancers.
What kinds of foods should you avoid eating? They are bacon, beef jerky, hot dogs, pepperoni, sausage, sugars, white flours, oils, flavorings and colors.
Information from Food and Water Watch found that farmed fish has high levels of chemical pollutants compared to wild fish. One such chemical is PC. Fish farms are often overcrowded and often use antibiotics. These farms are vulnerable to sea lice development, which needs pesticides to eliminate them.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (also known as PAHs) are generated via certain kinds of combustion like burning wood or coal. When meat fat drips onto a fire, it causes a flare and smoke. This enables the PAH to stick to the food you are cooking, raising the possibility of carcinogenic exposure.
BPA Lined Cans
und in many products such as resins for coating metal cans and hard plastics. Animal and cell laboratory studies have shown that BPA can cause infertility, obesity, diabetes and cancer. If a can has been labeled BPA-free, chances are it does have BPA.
Microwavable popcorn bags contain perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluoroalkyls, which keeps the oil from leaking out of the bag. When the bag is heated up, the chemicals get into the popcorn and then become contaminants when consumed. These toxins have caused tumors in animal organs (testicles, pancreas and liver). PFOA plant workers have seen a rise in their prostate cancer.
Non-Organic Vegetables and Fruits
Grown crops get much of their growth from GMO seeds, herbicides and pesticides. There has been an established link between pesticides and cancer development, which is why you should opt for organic fruits and vegetables.
Hydrogenated oils like trans-fats are a product man developed. They have a chemical structure that was changed to keep food from going bad while on the shelf.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, trans fats cause the immune system to become overactive and inflamed. It’s also been tied to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, etc. Along with being chemically extracted, the chemicals are used to alter the taste of the oil and hide the odor.
Researchers have discovered that refined sugars can hinder the body in various ways including but not limited to:
- Lower HDL levels
- Raise blood triglyceride levels
- Suppress the immune systems
- Increase chance for heart disease
Sugar helps cancer cells to proliferate.
Soda and Sports Drinks
Believe it or not, there is no nutritional value in either a sports drink or soda. Instead, these drinks are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, brominated vegetable oil (this is a flame retardant), sugar, dyes and even aspartame, which has been known to raise one’s chance of developing cancer.