We all know that carcinogens are all around us, which is why for the most part, we now avoid chemicals, smoking, radio waves and even certain household detergents! But did you know that there are a huge amount of foods out there which are known to be carcinogenic…some of which you probably eat every day! Here’s 12 Cancer Causing Foods you may want to avoid from now on!
Refined Sugars spikes your body’s insulin
Refined sugar is typically made from genetically modified sugar beets and consuming it spikes your body’s insulin levels which can in turn feed cancer cells.
Soda Pop has Fructose
Fructose, the type of sugar found in soda, is a serious carcinogen, as is the brown coloring found in some cola’s. Soda also acidifies the body, which in turn causes cancer cells to multiply.
French Fries/Chips has Trans fats
These tasty staples are fried in Hydrogenated oils, like vegetable oil, which contains trans fats. Trans fats are a known carcinogen and recent studies have found that there is actually no “safe” amount of trans fats consumable. They are also very high in salt which increases the risk of high blood pressure. Potatoes are also one of the foods known to absorb the chemicals which are used to fertilize the soil, some of which is also know to be a carcinogen.
Processed Meats contain sodium nitrite
Meats such as bacon, sausages and in particular hot dog sausages have been proven to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67% and in addition to this hot dogs commonly contain sodium nitrite, a cancer risk so well known that the USDA have been trying to ban it since the early 1970’s
Red Meat Has Neu5Gc, a sugar molecule
Some red meat contains Neu5Gc, a sugar molecule which attaches itself to your cells when you consume it. Your body then attacks it and increases the risk of causing a cancer. However, organic beef contains conjugated linoleic acid which actually helps your body to fight cancer cells..so all is not lost!
Microwave popcorn has PFOA
Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid ( PFOA). This is a toxin which can also be found in Teflon. Exposure to PFOA significantly increases the risk of kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicular cancers
White Bread and Pasta has chemical
Refined flour is typically bleached to achieve it’s pure whiteness and can be found in found in some white breads and pasta. The food retains some of the chemical which is then ingested, and upsets our body’s natural blood sugar balance, increasing insulin production and encouraging the growth of cancer cells.
Canned Tomatoes has or BPA
The lining of almost all canned foods are made with a chemical called bisphenol-A, or BPA which can contaminated the contained foods. BPA has been found to effect the way genes work which in turn can cause cancer growth. Even the FDA agree that there is a problem with the use of BPA. Tomatoes and their acidic properties are at greater risk of contamination from
Alcohol is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking! Excessive alcohol use is the main cause of mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, mouth, rectum, and female breast cancers.