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6. Non-Organic Foods
By non-organic foods we mean those that are grown in the currently conventional manner; using pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and chemical fertilizers. When sprayed repeatedly, fruits and vegetables absorb these toxic chemicals into their skin and the meat of the plant. Once inside, they cannot be washed off. If you have ever watched farm workers spraying chemicals in the fields, you will notice that they are covered head to toe in protective gear to avoid exposure to these toxic chemicals. If it’s not safe for farm workers to be exposed to, why are they supposedly safe for us to eat? All these pesticides are known carcinogens and should be avoided at all costs. Consuming these chemicals will dramatically increase your risk of cancer. Always buy high quality, organic fruits and veggies. Also, be sure to buy free range, organic eggs, and grass fed, free range beef and chicken to avoid antibiotics and growth hormones. Find out foods that are not as healthy as you think.
7. Artificial Sweeteners, flavoring, and colors
Artificial flavors, sweeteners, and colors have been proven in multiple scientific studies to cause various cancers, not to mention a wide range of other chronic health problems. Some have gone so far as to call artificial sweeteners the most dangerous chemical on the planet. The artificial sweetener aspartame has come under quite a bit of scrutiny lately, and for good reason. The FDA reports that more than 75 percent of the adverse reactions reports they receive are from aspartame. Also, a huge study published recently involved more than 60,000 women over a 10 year period. This study showed that just two or more servings of aspartame per day increased their risk of heart attack by or stroke by as much as 30 percent, and their risk of getting cancer or other diseases by a whopping 50 percent! Are you still thinking that diet soda is worth it? Read labels and stop consuming this cancer killer in all its forms. Read more about how aspartame linked to premature death in women.
8. Charred Foods
It’s not so much the food that is the cancer causing agent, but rather, it’s the charred or burned part of the food that is the problem. There is something in the process of charring the food that causes carcinogens to be created. Eating the burned or charred portions is what will increase your risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society also states emphatically that eating charred foots, especially meat, increases the risk of pancreatic cancer, among others, as much as an unbelievable 60 percent. This fact has been demonstrated over and over in numerous studies. Researchers discovered that it wasn’t the amount of meat eaten that raised the risk of cancer, but the way the meat was cooked. High temperatures that burn meat seem to cause this carcinogen effect. This doesn’t mean you need to throw out the food, however, simply because parts of it become a little burned. Simply cut off the burned portion and you are good to go.
9. Processed Meats, including Bacon
Virtually all of these meats have sodium nitrates. This includes almost all lunch meats including baloney, hot dogs, bacon, and ham. Bacon is also high in saturated fats, which also is linked to several cancers, especially breast cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund has found that eating processed meats is a direct link to cancer. Have you ever read the label on processed meats? What exactly are the “fillers” that they are using? Maybe we really don’t want to know. Many scientists have stated that they believe processed meats are simply too dangerous to consume in any quantity. Processed meats are loaded with chemicals as well as preservatives, all things that are known carcinogens.A study done in 2005 at the University of Hawaii found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by as much as 67 percent. Limiting your intake of processed meats as well as saturated fats will not only lower your risk of cancer, but your risk of cardiovascular diseases as well.
Donuts look so innocent. Most of them are no bigger than your palm, and although you know they aren’t necessarily good for you, they can’t be that bad, can they? Too many Americans think of donuts as the perfect, easy way to start their day when the truth is, donuts are possibly one of the worst things you could eat. Think of donuts as the land mines in the food farm. They contain almost everything listed above, including sugar, white flour, hydrogenated oil, and acrylamides. If they contain colored sugar frosting or sprinkles then they also include artificial colors and flavors. Store bought donuts contain as much as 40 percent trans-fat, not to mention a minimum of 300 calories; empty calories we might add. Trans-fats raise your bad cholesterol and can cause heart attacks. These are possibly one of the worst foods ever created. Drop your cancer risk another notch by dumping donuts.