Cancer is disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in certain body part with potential to invade or spread to other body parts or organs. There are two types of cancer: malignant growth or benign tumor. While malignant tumor is capable of invading into adjacent tissues and is capable to spread to distant tissues, the benign tumor is self-limited in its growth.
Medical experts believe that cancer is complex set of many ailments.
Some of the most common causes of occurrence of cancer are:
- Unhealthy nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, tobacco
- Environment exposure to chemicals or radiation
Scientific studies have proven that unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity significantly increase risk of cancer.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund nearly 20% of the American cancer cases are linked with unhealthy food, no activity, weight gain as well as alcohol.
That indicates that cancer can be prevented.
Certain activities substantially lower the risk of cancer:
- Consummation of healthy diet, lots of veggies and fruits
- Stop smoking
- Regular exercising
- Body weight (suitable)
This is list of 8 foods that cause cancer and people consume them on daily basis:
REFINED AND SUGARY FOODS
Foods that contain high amounts of refined sugar and fructose such as corn syrup cause many health problems. By consuming such foods the levels of insulin in your organism rise and that makes cancer cells grow more. Back in 2006, American Society for Clinical Nutrition journal stated that people who ate lots of sugars had substantially higher chances of pancreas cancer. It is highly advisable to limit or avoid these foods. Instead, you can consume honey, stevia, maple syrup, molasses and jiggery.
RED PROCESSED MEATS
Bacon, ham and sausage are types of meat which contain harmful additives. Additionally this meat is loaded with salt. The Nutrition and Cancer journal published a study in which it is explained that excess meat of this type can cause colorectal cancer. Moreover, the red meat raises the risk of colorectal and prostate cancer. Avoid consummation of such meats and eat grass-fed meats.
SMOKED/ PICKLED FOOD
Regular consummation of pickled and smoked foods is not healthy. Experts explain that during the smoking process, toxins are accumulated on the meat and this is extremely dangerous for your overall health. In addition to that, pickled foods contain nitrates that change to N-nitroso and thus trigger cancer. These types of food are loaded with preservatives, as well so the product can have long shelf-life. Excess of such substances damage the cells and cause cancer.
Today, there are many foods that are made with white flour. It is important to mention that refined flour has high amounts of carbs and that is extremely unhealthy. Studies have proved that women who consume high amounts of carbs are at higher risk to get breast cancer. Moreover, such flour increases sugar levels in the blood super-fast. It is advisable to replace this flour with quinoa, whole wheat, barley and almond flour.
When are processed, the hydrogenated oils change to poisons. Such oils are added to veggies to make the shelf life longer. These oils contain high amounts of omega 6 acids and trans-fats, too. A bit of omega 6 is healthy but extremely high amounts of these acids cause damage to the cells. This also raises risk of skin cancer. Trans-fats increase the risk of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. Instead, utilize coconut, palm and olive oil.
Microwave popcorn contain chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid, which is a bad toxin. There are many studies which have proved that this is harmful and also people who were exposed to PFOA had more chances to get kidney and bladder cancer. Another study proved that this acid causes infertility at females. Microwave popcorn also contain GMOs like propyl gallate.
There is high difference between wild and farmed salmon. Wild salmon is incredibly healthy food, while the farmed salmon increases the risk of cancer. Science Magazine conducted a study and the results showed that too much salmon chemicals cause occurrence of cancer. Such items are mercury, toxaphene, dioxins, flame retardants and even polychlorinated biphenyls. Before you buy salmon, see the labels and keep in mind that farmed one is cheaper!
Potato chips are made during specific process under really high heat which creates acrylamide (carcinogen substance). As the International Journal of Cancer stated, these chips contain an item that triggers ovary, prostate, breast and digestive cancers. Additionally, these chips are loaded with calories, fats and salt and its consummation causes obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Our recommendation is to make your own chips with olive oil and good organic potatoes. Another option is to bake apple and banana chips!