Medical experts claim that cancer is a complex set of diseases which most usually result from factors such as specific infections, poor lifestyle habits, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol consumption and genetics as well as radiation and chemicals.
However, the risk of cancer can be reduces by implementing a few changes in your life, starting from:
- Regular exercise
- Quit smoking
- Consuming a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables
- Maintaining a health body weight
But that is not all, because we are also going to provide you with a list of 8 foods that are extremely harmful to consume and increase the risk of cancer, so you will know to avoid them in the future:
Refined and Artificial Sugary Foods
Excessive consumption of foods loaded in refined sugar can cause the development of a number of health condition, as the foods increase insulin levels and boost cancer cell growth.
- White Flour
The majority of processed foods these days contain white flour which negatively affects the health as it is rich in carbohydrates, and raises the blood sugar levels and the risk of cancer as well.
- Smoked and Pickled Foods
Regular consumption of pickled and smoked foods can endanger the overall health, as it leaves a number of toxic ingredients in the meat. Pickled foods on the other hand are loaded with nitrates which are transformed into N-nitroso, an ingredient that raises the overall risk of cancer.
- Red and Processed Meat
Sausages, bacon, ham and other processed or red meats should be consumed rarely as common consumption skyrockets the risk of cancer.
- Farmed Salmon
Wild and farmed salmon are very different, as the the wild one offers a number of health benefits, while the other poses a risk for a number of health complication.
- Hydrogenated Oils
These oils when processed are converted into poisons.
- Potato Chips
Potato chips are produced at high temperatures, which cause the creation of a carcinogen known as acrylamide. They are also loaded in fats and calories that raise the blood pressure and cholesterol levels and lead to obesity.
- Microwave Popcorn
The bags of microwave popcorn contain a toxic chemical known as perfluoroctanoic acid, that raises the risk of kidney and bladder cancer while causing infertility in women.
We've drawn references from a number of credible sources.
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