We’ve all come to realize lately how important it is to lead a healthy lifestyle, follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. We all try to do our best when it comes to adopting this regime, but sometimes we are not even aware how damaging the food we eat can be. There are certain foods that are advertised as healthy but have been known to cause a long list of diseases, including cancer. We need to educate ourselves better so that we can protect ourselves and preserve our health.
Every type of food that comes from a can is unhealthy, mainly due to the Bisphenol A lining of the cans which has been known to contain carcinogens. But canned tomatoes are especially dangerous because of their high acidity level which eats away the lining and causes the chemical to leech inside the tomatoes, ending up in our body.
If you can’t buy fresh tomatoes, opt for those that come in a glass jar or bottle.
Fish is the extremely healthy and it’s recommended that we eat it at least twice a week. However, this doesn’t include the farmed fish which apparently we are all eating, As much as 60% of all fish Americans eat is farm raised, and farmed salmon is one of the worst types of food we could possibly put on our plates.
Fish farmers use an array of chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and other cancer causing agents to make it grow bigger and be more resistive to diseases. That’s why you need to avoid farmed salmon, or any other farmed fish and look for a label that confirms you’re buying a wild salmon.
Lunch meats, hot dogs, sausages, bacon and all other processed meats contain chemical preservatives that make them appear fresh. They contain sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite that are linked to cancer, especially colon cancer.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Nutrition people who drink soda every day are at a higher risk of stroke compared to those who don’t. The sugar, coloring and food chemicals in pop sodas release acid into the body which causes cancer. They’re most likely the reason why you’re gaining weight as well, so stop drinking them right now.
The bags in which corns are popped are lined with chemicals, which have been linked to infertility. These chemicals have also been connected to cancer in the lungs, testes, liver and pancreas. Morover, many companies use GMO corn kernels, even though they don’t want to admit it, which is all the more health detrimental.
Foods that are highly salted, pickled or smoked
These types of foods are especially health hazardous because of how they are produced, using nitrates and nitrites to add that smoky, salty flavor we all love.
Smoking foods, nuts or meat exposes these product to high amounts of tar which smoke produces. Tar is a well-known cancer-causing agent. Salami, for example, bacon, bologna, and sausage are extremely high in salt and fat. All of these foods increase the risk of stomach and colorectal cancer.
All Genetically Modified Foods have been proven to cause cancer. In light of this, organic and locally grown foods are recommended.
We all know by now that potato chips are really high in calories and fat. They also contain additives and artificial colors and flavors. In general, all the stuff that our body doesn’t need! The potato chips are fried in really high temperatures, which creates certain harmful substances, known as acrylamide, a carcinogen agent also found in cigarettes.
Rapidly increases the blood insulin level and also is a source of energy for cancer cells. Fructose-rich sweeteners, for example, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been proven to be a rich source of energy for metabolism and proliferation of cancer cells. Cakes, juices, pies, cookies, sodas, cereals, sauces contain these sugars and increase the risk for cancer. Due to high consumption of these foods the cancer rates are rising fast worldwide.
Recent studies have revealed red meat to be closely linked to colon cancer. A study conducted in the USA, which involved around 150 000 people, aged 50-74, revealed that long-term use of red meat increases the risk of colon cancer in the examined subjects. On the other hand, eating poultry and fish can be beneficial for your overall health.
If you want to protect your health and the health of your family, steer clear of these types of food and always buy organic, healthy food. It will help you have a longer and healthier life!