Food is one of the most important physiological need of a
person. We get our energy mainly from the food we eat. They
keep us energized and nourished. But sadly, not all of
these food is safe for your health. Some may even lead to
illnesses and severe conditions such as the dreaded cancer.
Here are some foods you enjoy but can actually cause cancer.
You may eventually think twice on eating them:
This type of sugar is dangerous because it can rapidly elevate
a person’s insulin level which will feed the cancer cells.
Another unpleasant thing about this is that it is GMO or
genetically modified sugar beets, meaning a number of chemicals
were used to process this food.
Nothing is more refreshing than a can of soda pop in a hot
summer day, right? Well, think about gulping this drink next
time. Soda has a type of sugar called fructose, believed to be
one of the causes of cancer. Another cancer agent in soda is
its caramel color, a known carcinogen. The soda’s acidity can
also trigger the cancer cells to multiply.
Hydrogenated fats/ vegetable oils
Hydrogenated vegetable oil, contain trans fats, which in any
amount is not considered safe. This type of oil is known to be
the cause of cancer, heart disease and other serious
Replace this type of oil with healthier ones like palm oil,
coconut oil, or organic butter.
French fries/ potato chips
These two crispy and delectable snacks are two of the most
dangerous food. Not only are they fried with hydrogenated
vegetable oil, they are also heavily salted. The process
these two snacks go through when cooking them is also
dangerous, as food cooked in high temperature can cause some
food to have acrylamide, which, shockingly, is also found in
industrial paints and cigarette smoke. what’s even disturbing
is that potato used in these foods are known to be exposed to a
lot of chemical, artificial fertilizers, and pesticides, making
these two snacks more dangerous to eat.
Processed meat like bacon, lunch meal, and sausage are
dangerous. In a study conducted by University of Hawaii, they
have concluded that these processed meet increase the risk of
pancreatic cancer by 67%. In another study, hotdogs were found
to have sodium nitrite, a cancer-causing ingredient attempted
to be banned.
It may seem odd to include this food ingredient, but
specifically speaking, we pertain to the refined white flour.
This type of flour gets its whiteness from bleaching. Chemical
residues are still present in food or food ingredients like
white flour when they are treated. What’s more is that this
highly processed food has high carbohydrate content which
affects the blood sugar balance, leading to a higher production
of insulin, therefor feeds cancer cells.
Switching to what you consider as a healthier and safer meat
may not save you from the same problem you are avoiding. Though
we believe that salmon meat is healthier, it is still unsafe if
it is farm-raised salmon. Fish growers tend to feed fish with
food overflowing with chemicals, pesticides, and anti-biotic
that cannot be removed even if you cook it well. These
chemicals can lead to triggering the cancer cells in your body.
Do not be easily blinded by the use of the words “diet”,
“low-fat”, “fat-free” and “sugar-free” in labels of diet
products. They may seem convincing, but try to think of what
replaces these components they removed. Synthetic and
artificial flavorings are generously loaded in these products.
One example is Saccharin was found to have caused cancer
development in one test that was conducted on rats. Food colors
are not exempted, as they are contaminated with carcinogens. It
is better to buy food in their regular or “classic” version,
given that you eat them with moderation.
Processed, overly salted, and fatty food products in
Pizza, burger, doughnuts, chip snacks, pickels… the list just
goes on. These foods are obviously high in fat and salt, though
they are really tasty and satisfying, we are at the risk of
some cancer. Food cured or preserved through the use of
nitrates, though maybe at a low chance, may still cause the
development of cancer when already inside the body. Smoking
meat or nuts can also be risky, as the smoke produces tar, a
Alcohol use is the second leading cause of cancer, with tobacco
use being the first on the list. Study by the World Health
Organization showed sufficient evidences which proved that
excessive use of alcohol is the main cause of mouth, esophagus,
liver, colon, mouth, rectum, and female breast cancers. Control
in alcoholic drink consumption should be practiced, but it is
still better if you try not to drinks.