Thanks to the abundance of medical research and ancestral wisdom, we know that there are foods which can help us prevent the spread of cancer cells and destroy the already existing ones. However, according to research, there are also foods that can lead to cancer.
Therefore, in order to prevent its occurrence and further spreading, avoid these several foods that only encourage cancer development.
Refined sugars Cancer cells use up sugar in order to satisfy their extreme energy needs, so, the less refined sugars you intake, the less chances of developing some type of cancer. What’s more, refined or white sugar has no nutritional value as its nutritious elements are taken away during processing, and the end product is actually cancer in a bag.
However, you should bear in mind that you need not to exclude all carbohydrates from your nutrition, because each body cell needs glucose, that is, the fundamental form of sugar, to create energy. Furthermore, there is a difference between carbohydrates and simple sugars.
Refined sugars are already broken down and readily absorbed into the bloodstream causing increase in the production of blood sugar and insulin. Additionally, excessive intake of refined sugars can overburden the pancreas and lead to diabetes. High-fructose corn syrup and many other artificial sweeteners are much more toxic than refined sugars.
GMO Foods Since 1982, GMO foods have become a controversial topic when the first GMO meant for human consumption-humulin i.e. synthetic insulin was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Although there is an abundance of research regarding genetically modified organisms, the conclusions differ depending on who funded which research or study.
Nevertheless, there are a great number of independent studies that showed the connection between GMO and occurrence of liver and kidney diseases, autism, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.
Microwave popcorn Even though microwave foods are easy and quick to prepare, they are highly toxic. Hence, the linings of their packages contain harmful chemicals and other toxic substances. In fact, popcorn kernels are soaked in a chemical present in lighter fluid.
The butter flavoring is filled with diacetyl that has been proven to cause a condition known as popcorn lung. Opposed to microwave popcorns, organic popcorns are a healthy snack. You can prepare them on the stove with coconut oil and sprinkled with nutritional yeast for a more nutritious snack.
Processed potato chips When these chips are cooked in oil at high temperatures, the compound in them named acrylamide develops in most carbohydrates. Hence, in normal situations, when you bake a whole potato in the oven, your body metabolizes acrylamide easily. However, during mass production, this chemical’s amount is on the increase and contains as much as 910 times the legal limit in a single chips bag
Therefore, frequent consumption of store- bought potato chips can increase the chances of cancer. Furthermore, a lot of potato chips brands include artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives in their products, and all of these ingredients are detrimental for your health.
Additionally, they contain a lot of fat and empty calories. Unfortunately, the flavorings used in chips and other snacks are addictive on purpose so you would not stop at one bag of chips, but always reach for another one.
Processed meat Sausages, hot dogs, and deli meats contain chemicals that are supposed to prolong their duration. Moreover, since they are filled with cancer-causing nitrates, childhood consumption of these meats has been connected to pancreatic and brain cancer, and leukemia.
Excessive intake of red meat was connected to higher all-cause mortality, and death caused by cancer, according to a study published in BMC medicine.
Soda Soda is filled with refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup, and it also contains sodium benzoate- a known carcinogen.
Canned tomatoes Here, the problem is not with the tomatoes as much as it is with the can. In fact, the acid in tomatoes eats the metal can lining which contains a synthetic estrogen known as Bisphenol-A or BPA related to a lot of illnesses like reduced sperm production and DNA damage.
To sum up, if you want to keep your closest ones safe, avoid the consumption of these products and always opt for the natural variant!