cans for preserving food are lined with chemical preservatives like
bisphenol-A, or BPA that make them appear fresh and appealing, but that
can also cause cancer, so be sure to choose only the food products
containing no externally added chemicals either for lining the can or as
a preservative to avoid regular intake of chemicals used in lining the
2. Soda Pop
pop contains a lot of calories closely linked to cancer, it makes the
body acidic and invariably feeds the cancer cells, also chemicals
contained in soda pop which include caramel color and its derivative
4-methylimidazole (4-MI) have been specifically linked to cancer.
3. Fries Such As Potato chips
contains high fat and calories which can result to high weight gain. A
study done in the New England Journal of medicine found that taking
potato chips once everyday caused an average of 2 pound weight gain in
one year. Potato chips contain induced flavors, numerous preservatives
which could cause cancer when consumed.
4. Highly Salted, and Smoked Foods
that are treated with salts act as preservatives and also add color to
the meat, even though salt changes to N-nitroso composites when it gets
into the body system, this chemical formed increases the risk of
developing cancer cell.
Smoked foods such as fish, meat or
nuts cause food items to absorb huge amount of the tar that come from
smoke. Tar is a known carcinogen; there is a clear evidence that eating
these types of food greatly increase the risk of having colon cancer and
higher rates of other types of cancer.
A recent study that examined the diet and lifestyles of over 200,000 women for 14 years revealed that
after menopause women who take one drink on daily basis or less had an
almost 30 percent increase in breast cancer rates compared to women who
did not drink at all.
Alcohol and tobacco are ranked the
highest causes of cancer. While a reasonable quantity of alcohol can be
healthy and may reduce the risk of heart disease, excessive use of it is
known to cause heart disease, stroke, and death. World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer in
2007 carried out an experiment on cancer and alcohol use from 27
different studies. They found sufficient evidence to state that
excessive alcohol use in man leads to cancer of mouth, esophagus, liver,
colon, mouth, rectum, and female breast and host of others.
6. Red Meat
shows that red meat is actually a good thing in your diet in small
amounts; linoleic acid are found mostly in the meat and dairy products
derived from ruminant animals that actually fight against certain
cancers. However, eating too much of it is linked to cancer, this is
backed by research carried out by European researchers in 2005
following the diet of 478000 of men who were free at the time of study,
it was found that those who frequently ate at least five ounce of red
meat everyday were 3 times likely to develop cancer compared to those
who ate less.
7. Baked Snacks
like Doughnuts and hot dogs are fried; they contain high levels of
calories and are high in carbohydrates. Combination of the end-products
from the frying process together with heavy amounts of calories and
processed flour make doughnuts particularly risky to those trying to
reduce cancer risk. Hot dogs are usually preserved meats and associated
to colon cancer and host of other malignancies of the body, ingredients
such as salt is usually added as a preservative to the meat used in
baking hot dogs, this evidently increases the risk of developing cancer.
8. Frequent Intake of Sweetened beverage
refined in high sugar condition such as sweetened beverages, sodas and
juices can increase cancer risk. Study that shows patterns, causes, and
effects of cancer reveals that individuals who consume two or more
servings of soda every week have an 87 percent higher chance of having
pancreatic cancer compared to individuals who do not consume soft
drinks. Though sugar on its own does not directly turn non cancer cells
into unhealthy cells, it nurtures the cancer cell and helps to increase
tumor growth during the tumor growth process. Over time, a frequent
sugar intake can also increase total metabolic output of cells,
increasing the amount of oxidative products that are produced and
released into their environment.
9. Well- Cooked Meat At High Temperature
your meat at a very high temperature may increase the risk of
developing cancer. Many studies have shown the connection between eating
well-cooked meat cooked at high temperatures and meat cooked at normal
temperature as a cancer risk. It was seen that well- done meat cooked at
high temperature poses more cancer risk because of the by-products.
Example is when amino acids and creatine (a chemical found in meats,
including beef, pork, chicken and fish) mix with high cooking
temperatures, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are formed. At least 17
different Heterocyclic amines have been identified to increase cancer
risk, 8 associated to colon cancer, stomach cancer and others.
10. Inorganic Fruits
fruits are contaminated and they usually have some very harmful
pesticides such as atrazine, thiodicarb, and organophosphates, as well
as high nitrogen fertilizers. Atrazine makes weed ineffective and causes
severe problems in humans, especially in reproductive systems. It was
discovered in 2009 experiment that when pregnant women drank water
contaminated with atrazine, their babies lost body weight. Fertilised
foods are subjected to big amount of these types of chemical as well as
hormones to make the fruit and vegetables grow bigger. Apples are
probably affected with pesticides showing on more than 98 per cent of
all apples tested. Fruits with a 90 percent positive rate of pesticide
residue include oranges, strawberries, and grapes. More importantly,
washing fruits does not remove all the residues. Pesticides are toxic
chemicals to insects as well as human beings.