Whatever we eat or drink directly or indirectly, affects different parts of our body. Some foods are good for our body, but some are so dangerous that they may cause deadly disease like cancer. Remember everything that is tasty is not healthy.
Here is a list of few foods and drinks that can cause cancer if consumed more or regularly.
Processed meats are those that have been preserved by curing, salting or smoking, or with chemical preservatives. Such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, pepperoni etc. According to a research eating 50gms of processed meat every day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent. This type of meat contains nitrate and nitrite that are very harmful to our body. So, if you eat processed meat, look for nitrate and nitrite free versions, which don’t have added preservatives.
A research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology says total dietary fat and saturated fat intake might increase the risk of developing lung cancer. So, to protect your lungs from this hazardous disease you should watch the intake of those fries now.
According to research conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), drinking just a glass of alcoholic beverage increases breast cancer risk. The more alcohol you drink the more you increase the risk of certain types of cancer such as – head and neck, oesophageal, liver, breast and colorectal cancers.
They might be convenient and time-saving, but those bags of microwave popcorn are lined with chemicals that are linked to causing not only infertility but also liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancers. Artificially popped, butter-soaked corn releases fumes containing toxic, carcinogenic chemicals, like diacetyl. Diacetyl chemical used in the popcorn causes both, lung damage and cancer.
Sugar is something that feeds cancer cells. Fructose-rich sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are particularly offensive, as cancer cells have been shown to quickly and easily metabolize them in order to proliferate.
Cakes, cookies, pies, soda, juices and most processed food items are loaded with HFCS and other refined sugars, this helps explain why cancer rates are on the rise these days.