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Cancer Causing Food Items We All Have Been Consuming Without Knowing Its Impact..!!

Published on: 27/07/18 10:38 AM

What Are Those Food Items We Have Been Consuming
Without Knowing About Its Health Hazard..!!

Most of us have food as our first love but fewer people know about its health hazards. So let’s know what are those food items that we should consume in lesser quantity that serves as warning of causing cancer.

Grilled Chickencarcinogenic foods to avoid

Processed chicken whether grilled or served as a hot dog releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. A flesh can be processed either in form of salting, curing, fermentation, or smoking. It’s time to switch to baked or broiled meat but avoid processed meat that is grilled or either steamed.

Farmed Salmon

While fish is considered to be a healthy diet but a farmed salmon is something you need to avoid. It includes a lot of chemicals to bring that reddish pink color to the beautiful salmon. So, it’s not a healthy diet that you thought it to be! Go for canned versions that have wild-caught sockeye salmons.

Microwave Popcorns
Popcorn contains perfluorooctanoic acid causing cancer

Popcorn is a tasty finger food but if we talk about microwave popcorns, they are lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Intake of this chemical containing popcorn can increase the risk of kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicular cancers.

Potato WafersPotato Chips contains carcinogen

The food we depend so much on these days is cancer causing. Chips consist of trans fats, sodium, artificial flavors, preservatives, and colors. Most harmful are the potato wafers as these are fried at a high temperature called acrylamide. It is a popular component found in cigarettes called as a carcinogen. Instead go for baked chips, tortillas, pretzels or even banana chips.

Refined Sugar

Refined Sugar Main Culprit causing cancer

Refined sugar is not good for health as it increases the insulin levels and cancer cells in the body. These cells feed themselves and increase in their size. Choose a different source of sugar for sweetness like- organic honey, coconut sugar, and even maple sugar.

Alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption can cause males- mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and in females breast cancers

The world is aware of how harmful an Alcohol is for health? Still, they consume it without caring about its consequences. Not just tobacco, even alcohol is a popular cancer-causing agent. While consumption of alcohol in limited quantities is not harmful. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause males- mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and in females breast cancers. Looking at the stark statistics its time we stop giving treats to our tongues!

According to the United Nations, Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.

 

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