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10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:41pm On Jul 08, 2015
Cancer is a disease that you should never take lightly. There are cases where it strikes quickly but often, cancer manifests after years of specific habits. Good examples of this are smoking and overexposure to ultraviolet rays, which result in lung cancer and skin cancer, respectively. Experts estimate that more than half the cases of cancer diagnosed worldwide are preventable with lifestyle changes.

There is one area of your daily life that can cause cancer. The food and beverages you consume, the fuel your body uses to fight disease, is critical to your overall well being. Some foods are worse for you than others and could be increasing your risk of many conditions and diseases. While cancer is one of the worst, regularly eating the foods in our top ten list can also lead to heart disease, diabetes, and chronic inflammation.

10 Cancer Causing Foods to Avoid

10 Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

They are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. These techniques allow for the introduction of new traits as well as greater control over traits than previous methods such as selective breeding and mutation breeding. Commercial sale of genetically modified foods began in 1994, when Calgene first marketed its Flavr Savr delayed-ripening tomato. Most food modifications have primarily focused on cash crops in high demand by farmers such as soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil. These have been engineered for resistance to pathogens and herbicides and for better nutrient profiles.

There is broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops poses no greater risk to human health than conventional food. However,opponents have objected to GM foods on grounds including safety, environmental impact and the fact that some GM seeds that are food sources are subject to intellectual property rights and owned by corporations.

The rapidly growing industry of genetically modified crops are infiltrating our food supply at an alarming rate. More than 90% of our corn and soya are now genetically modified. This fairly new practice is the source of many debates. Experts agree that adequate testing was not done before GMO foods were added to the ingredient listing of thousands of products. Look for GMO-free labels whenever possible.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:43pm On Jul 08, 2015
9 Microwave PopcornFrom the chemical-lined bag to the actual contents, microwave popcorn is at the center of lung cancer debates around the world. The bag almost all microwave popcorn varieties come in is lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This chemical is the same toxic stuff found in teflon pots and pans. It can stay in the environment and in the human body for long periods of time. This chemical when heated has been linked to infertility, cancer and other diseases in lab animals. No long term studies have been conducted on humans, but this substance has been listed as a carcinogen. Not only are the kernels and oil likely GMO (which the manufacturer does not have to disclose), but the fumes released contain diacetyl, which is toxic to humans.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:44pm On Jul 08, 2015
8 Canned Goods

The most worrisome of all, among canned foods that can harm you, is plastic contaminants in our canned goods. Most canned food these days have a plastic coating inside the can to supposedly keep the food, vegetables, and fruits – fresh. Well, it may keep them more fresh that otherwise without it being stored up inside a metal object, but this comes at the expense of harming you. The inner plastic lining is poisonous at small measures, although we are told that the small amounts should not worry us too much. Well this plastic coating is Bisphenol or BPA for short and it is harmful. Most cans are lined with it, and it has been shown to genetically alter the brain cells of rats. Many plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites also contain BPA.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:45pm On Jul 08, 2015
7 Grilled Red Meat

While grilling tastes delicious, scientists have discovered that preparing meats in this way – especially processed meats like hot dogs – releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. When you grill red meat to the point of well-done, it changes the chemical and molecular structure of the meat.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:47pm On Jul 08, 2015
6 Refined Sugar

The biggest threat is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) but even brown sugar is highly refined white sugar with some of the removed molasses added back in for flavor and color. Theyare the source of major insulin spikes and feed the growth of cancer cells. Since the majority of the sugar supply in the U.S. is made using genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets, a healthier option is organic honey, coconut sugar, or maple sugar.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:48pm On Jul 08, 2015
5 Salted, Pickled, and Smoked Foods

These products typically contain preservatives, such as nitrates, which are intended to prolong shelf life. The additives used in processed foods can accumulate in your body over time. Eventually, such toxins cause damage at the cellular level and lead to diseases like cancer. When smoked foods are cooked at temperatures, the nitrates are converted to the much more dangerous nitrites.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:49pm On Jul 08, 2015
4 Soda and Carbonated Beverages

Sodas have been at the center of the health debate for two decades. Filled with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dyes, and a host of other chemicals, they are very bad for your health. They provide zero nutritional value and can rob your body of the nutrients you get from other foods. Adding “diet” to the label means you’re also consuming aspartame – and that is no better than rat poison.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:50pm On Jul 08, 2015
3 White Flour

When flour is refined, all nutritional value is removed and then it is bleached with chlorine gas to make it more appealing to consumers. The glycemic index for white flour is very high meaning it spikes your insulin levels without providing nutritional fuel. Carbohydrates are converted to sugars by your body, so excessive products that contain white flour can lead to increased insulin resistance.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:52pm On Jul 08, 2015
2 Farmed Fish

Commercial fish farming involves raising an incredible number of fish such as salmon in a crowded environment. 60% of the salmon consumed come from a farming operation where they are treated with antibiotics, pesticides, and other carcinogenic chemicals. They also do not contain as much omega-3 as wild salmon.

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by nobosaba(m): 2:54pm On Jul 08, 2015
1 Hydrogenated Oils

Vegetable oils are chemically extracted from their source, then they are chemically treated, and then more chemicals are added to change the smell and taste. They are packed with unhealthy omega-6 fats and have been proven to alter the structure of our cell membranes.

Any food that is listed as “diet,” “light,” or“fat-free” should be avoided. In order to remove fat or natural calories, they are replaced with chemicals that are dangerous to your body. Instead of eating food that manufacturers profess is “good for you” – add organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, and organic dairy products. Small changes will change how you feel (and look) from the inside out. Now that you know what the top cancer causingfoods are, isn’t it about time to choose healthy food ingredients?

Stay Healthy!!!

Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by tobillionaire(m): 2:59pm On Jul 08, 2015
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Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by Haywhymido(m): 3:01pm On Jul 08, 2015
thanks for d information, let d populace gain from dis push it to FP MODS. abi una don sleep??
Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by kilode100(f): 3:17pm On Jul 08, 2015
Wetin come remain to chop?
Something must kill a man.

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Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by Nobody: 3:30pm On Jul 08, 2015
kilode100:
Wetin come remain to chop?
Something must kill a man.
as in...


Like kilode....


Even water contains d highest number of bacterials ever





B4 a well treated water get into ur mouth, millions of bacterial would have entered

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Re: 10 Cancer Causing Foods We Consume Regularly by yorubadelta(f): 10:31am On Jul 09, 2015
kilode100:
Wetin come remain to chop?
Something must kill a man.


grin

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