Today we know that some foods include specific nutrients that destroy the cancer cells or their development. Also, there are foods that promote the development of cancer cells. Read on and learn which foods you should avoid in order to prevent cancer development.
- Refined Sugar
Sugar is the cancer cells’ food, providing them with plenty of energy. Eat less sugar and processed sweeteners and you will be safer from cancer.
While consuming refined sugar we aren’t getting any nutrients at all. Its nutrients are destroyed while processing. All you get from the sugar is a package of cancer.
This doesn’t mean that you should completely avoid carbohydrates in your diet – the glucose is used by every cell in your organism in order to obtain energy. The metabolism degrades the food you eat into lipids, glucose and protein which are needed for your body.
The main difference between carbohydrates and simple sugar is glucose’s complexity and availability. Refined sugars are already degraded and are absorbed into the bloodstream, raising the insulin production and the blood sugar levels. Too much sugar could overburden the pancreas, which results with diabetes.
The high-fructose corn syrup and other unnatural sweeteners are more toxic than the refined sugar.
- Genetically Modified Organisms
The debate about the GMO foods have began since the 1982 when the Food and Drug Administration approved the first GMO for human consumption: humulin, a synthetic insulin. A thorough research has been made on the field of the safety of GMO in food, but the results are different, depending on who funded the research.
The GMO industry is very powerful and many scientists are working hard to determing the real truth about the long-term health and environmental consequences of GMO products. The studies that were independent, proved direct relations between GMO and the occurrence of many different diseases, like autism, liver and kidney conditions, neurodegenerative ailments and cancer.
- Microwave Popcorn
Microwave makes the cooking easier, quicker and convenient, but it is also dangerous for us. The real thing that is dangerous is the lining of the bags in which microwave popcorns are packed.
In order to pop better and more effective, the manufacturers are soaking popcorn kernels in a solution that contains a chemical also included in lighter fluid. The butter that gives the flavor includes diacetyl, a substance that has been proved to cause the “popcorn lung”, a dangerous health condition.
Organic popcorns aren’t harmful for our health. You should pop them on your stove in coconut oil an sprinkle them with a little bit of nutritional yeast which will make them cheesy and delicious.
- Processed Potato Chips
The real issue with these delicious morsels is three-fold:
- While cooking in the oil at high heat, the substance acrylamide develops in majority of the carbohydrates. This process is completely natural and it happens when you bake potato in your oven, for an instance – acrylamide is easily metabolized in the organism. Anyway, in mass production, the concentration of this compound raises progressively, including as much as 910 times the legal limit in one bag of chips. Regular intake of acrylamide and other cooking by-products is closely related with cancer.
- Numerous brands of potato chips include artificial colors, flavors and preservatives – all of which are very harmful for your health. They are filled with fat and are low in calories.
- Why you can’t stop at eating just one? Because of the “Dorito Effect”. You are becoming addicted to the flavors included in potato chips and other snacks.
- Processed Meat
Hot dogs, sausages and deli meats are rich in chemicals that prolong their shelf life. They include numerous cancerous nitrates, the kids who eat these foods are vulnerable to Leukemia, brain cancer and pancreatic cancer.
The lunchmeat is not the only one that can harm your health: A study released in BMC medicine proved that a large intake of red meat is linked to higher all-cause mortality, including death result of a cancer.
The pop industry is a $43 billion industry in the United States only, led by Coca Cola and Pepsi Co. Sweetened with refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup, soda contains sodium benzoate that preserves it. It is a famous carcinogenic agent.
- Canned Tomatoes
Let’s get it straight, the tomatoes aren’t the ones that cause cancer, but the can itself. The lining of the metal can gets “eaten” by the acid included in tomatoes.
BPA (Bisphenol-A) is a synthetic estrogen included in the lining of metal cans. This substance is related to numerous ailments, including reduced sperm production and DNA damage.
Protect your family and always use fresh tomatoes or fruits packed in glass jars.