12 Cancer Causing Food Substitutes

Microwave popcorn

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The American people are becoming more aware of their diets and are looking into the foods that they are eating. They want to know what’s in them, and how they are prepared, and what those additives and chemicals mean to their health. Americans want to eat healthier, but sometimes it’s a matter of not knowing what to eat instead. We are all creatures of habit and it’s easy to just pick up the same things we are used to eating. Here is a list of healthy food substitutes you can use to replace those dangerous cancer causing foods you have become accustomed to.


1. Instead of Microwave Popcorn

Those little bags of popcorn are so convenient to just stick in the microwave, you wouldn’t think for a minute that they could be dangerous to your health, but they are. First, let’s talk about the bag itself. It’s lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid ( PFOA) This is a toxin you can find in Teflon also. After being heated, this toxic chemical is known to cause infertility and cancer in lab animals. The EPA lists this chemical as a known carcinogen. Now, let’s talk about the contents. Although every manufacturer uses slightly different ingredients, most of them use soybean oil (a GMO product) as well as various preservatives such as propyl gallate, a chemical that is causes stomach problems and skin rashes.

It’s easy to make your popcorn the old fashioned way! Use a pan with a little salt and coconut oil. Or use your own brown paper bag, add some popcorn, fold it over tightly and make your own homemade microwave popcorn minus all those dangerous chemicals. If possible you could buy an air popper, which pops your popcorn with hot air only, no oils needed.

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  • Matt

    Nice. Reminds me of your “Top 20 Dangerous Foods You Absolutely Must Avoid” article.

  • Susan

    Stevia was a good option. But Monsanto Food Czar, Michael Taylor, at the FDA allowed Neotame, worst than aspartame, to be added to stevia and other sweeteners or sweet products, with the consumers not needing to know.

    Neotame is highly toxic to the brain–central nervous system.

    Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/powp7rs

  • Nicki Savage

    You do fail to realize that 90% of the world cannot afford to eat this way, though. Or if you do realize it, article author, you evidently don’t care.

    How about avoiding something yourself, hmm? Like mentioning a family of four has to take out a second mortgage to eat for a year on your “recommendations”.

    • John Milton

      Gosh, we must live on different planets. So, in your world is instead of costing less to cook popcorn on the stovetop it costs more so you have to eat microwave popcorn instead? Sad. I would consider not eating popcorn at all.

      • Nicki Savage

        Except, gosh, I don’t even eat popcorn. You’re irrelevant.

    • I guess you rather die than to live healthy…soooo saaaad

      • Nicki Savage

        I guess you know nothing about my diet, sooooo sad. Go back under your bridge.

  • sssalvo

    Nicki, your whole tone is snarky, snippy, tacky, attacking and inflammatory. What gives you the right to such bad behavior? This article was for YOU and ME and those who live in a society that offers these choices. Why would you bring issues here where that isn’t the focus, but rather YOUR good health is?

    Look and read before you make that verbal leap. So, you don’t like the advise, send your unwanted food to a starving family that is in that inflated 90% stat you tout.
    Give it a rest. This was not to cure the starving in countries whose governments rape the land, and oh, yes, the people. Get a fix on issue at hand, and take those well meaning sentiments to the proper forum, PLEASE.
    What’s wrong with DISCRETION when it’s useful? People today blather way too much, and I’m sad to say, your comments are precisely that. Context is everything to achieve an audience where you points will be valid.

    DISCRETION is the quality of having or showing discernment and good
    judgment. And your bologna about “You do fail to realize” is condescending, patronizing and abjectly ignorant. You can have no possible basis for assuming what this author does or does not know. Stop showing your assine mind set.

    • Nicki Savage

      I believe you meant “asinine”.

      And do be a lamb and use proper grammar if you want someone who graduated high school to attempt to translate your comments, would you?

      Bad behavior. I scoff at your own definition of such, when you’re really just being a cunt.

      • sssalvo

        Darling, just because my spelling wasn’t perfect, and I’m so surprised you didn’t catch “advise” which should have been advice, doesn’t mean jack to me nor change my message. Nitpicking is just passive aggressive bs. I’m not surprised you resort to it. And neither does your opinion of my education level which is none of your business and a perfect example of your tactics. As for calling me names like cunt, well. There you go. And my grammar is far better than yours. *shakes head, shrugs shoulders*

  • garland d kallam

    Bottom line !!,, thanks for the concern to the people, that are so thoughtful,, who are concern ! the lowest common denominator,live long and be fruitful, and thanks for the post i,ll save it and continue to share for the uninformed…they are out there !!!

  • Zolicon

    I eat what I want,When I want and I don’t fear any of the Diseases that have all of You running to the Doctor like scared little Sheep because they have You all terrified of Death.
    Everything You fear keeps the River of Cash flowing into Their over flowing Bank accounts.

  • Marvin Zinn

    This list of things to avoid I totally agree. I never eat anything it that fashion. The simple decision about what to eat is as close a you can find to how God created it. Any change is a defect.