In recent times, I’m sure you have been hearing of people who just developed cancerous diseases just like that.
Some have cancer of the lungs, testicle, blood etc.
In fact, one of the current diseases that claim the majority of lives in our time is Cancer. The reality is, cancer can be prevented or avoided.
However, in most cases there are circumstances that makes it extremely difficult to avoid the threat of cancer. And such conditions or circumstances comes from the foods we eat every day.
Eating some of these foods on a daily basis increases our chances of acquiring this deadly disease.
The truth is…
Most people simply DO NOT pay attention at the processes that goes into the production of the foods they consume.
And this can be an unhealthy practice if attention is not given in these areas, and of course negligence could result to getting the dreaded disease, Cancer.
Here is a list of some of the foods that could cause one to get the Cancer disease.
1. Canned Tomatoes
However, I want you to look at the packaging and how this can affect every consumer of the canned tomatoes.
Every canned food is a cause for concern, however canned tomatoes appears to be the worst.
Here’s the reason…
The internal lining in cans used in packaging the tomatoes, is made from a chemical known as bisphenol-A or BPA. This is a very toxic chemical to the human body, and this can speed up the growth of cancerous cells.
However, tomatoes tend to be exceptionally dangerous when packaged in these cans, because tomatoes have high levels of acidity. This acidity in tomatoes when in contact with the lining (the BPA chemical) of the Tomato Can, can cause it to leech the BPA chemical into the tomato paste itself.
And that means every time you eat a Can of tomatoes, there’s always a chance that this toxic chemical is in the food you eat.
Currently, there are no NAFDAC laws requiring that companies provide a label of the components used in packaging canned or packaged foods.
If you want to avoid these cancer causing chemicals present in canned tomatoes, it’s always a better choice to either purchase fresh tomatoes or if you need processed tomatoes, go for the ones in bottles or sachets.
These are safer alternatives.
2. White Flour
Most of the processed foods you see in fast food joints are made from refined white flour.
The main concern with refined floor is the excess carbohydrate that it has.
Do you know that a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention discovered that refined carbohydrates were linked to a 220 percent increase in breast cancer among women.
Rapid rise in blood sugar levels fuels the growth of cancerous cells and its spread as well.
Additionally, during the industrial production of refined white flour, the mills that bleach this flour uses a chemical called Chlorine gas.
This Chlorine gas is a dangerous irritant that is unsafe to inhale and can be fatal when inhaled in large quantities.
Cancerous cells or tumors feed on sugars within the bloodstream which is a by product of refined carbohydrates such as white flour. When you avoid such foods, you can actually starve these cancerous cells to death, and that would mean killing the chance of cancer growth in the body.
3. Potatoe Chips
Potatoe chips is the favourite snack for a lot of people. More especially, when you want to enjoy a nice movie, it’s so interesting to relax with it while watching the TV.
You can actually consume large quantities of it before you know what is happening.
But do you know that Potatoe chips contain a high level of a compound called “Acrylamide”, this is a carcinogenic (Cancer causing) substance that is activated when foods are heated to very high temperatures through baking or frying.
Recent studies done on animals show that various types of cancers can be caused from this compound. Apart from this, Potatoe chips contain artificial flavouring, different preservatives, and colouring.
As with everything in life, moderation in eating this type of food is the key.
A lot of people enjoy alcoholic drinks. And the reality is everyone knows the consequence of drinking too much alcohol. One can get drunk and start misbehaving.
An American study revealed that the intake of alcohol in over 200,000 women who drank one drink per day or less had an almost 30 percent increase in breast cancer rates when compared to those who did not drink at all.
Currently, alcohol is the second leading cause of cancer, just behind tobacco smoking or usage which is the number one.
However, moderate or very low consumption of alcohol can be beneficial, healthy and can even lead to a reduced risk in heart disease.
According to WHO (World Health Organisation), beside the incidence of cancer on the use of alcohol, excessive alcohol usage can also cause the following; mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, and female breast cancers.
Additionally, health conditions like heart failure, stroke or even sudden death are common among those who abuse alcohol.
5. Refined Sugars
Nearly everyone knows that sugar consumption in large quantities is bad for the human health. It is also a known fact that sugar is known to spike insulin levels and feed the growth of cancerous cells in the human body.
Cancer cells thrive and appear quickly in the blood stream of people who eat too much of refined foods that are made up of refined sugars like cookies, processed juice, soda, cakes, meat pie, cereals, and many other processed foods.
If anyone feeds on these types of foods regularly, the incidence of cancerous growth is very likely.
Cancer cells in the body are nourished by these types of foods, and they feed on the sugar content in greater quantities than healthy cells do.
6. Microwave Popcorn
Popcorns. I loved popcorns a lot till I found out the truth about it. I’m sure I’m not the only lover of popcorn.
Popcorns taste very good. However, it has been found that the problem with popcorn comes with the way it is packaged.
It has been discovered that these papers are made with chemicals that causes infertility in women, but also liver, testicular and pancreatic cancers in people.
This chemical according to the Environmental Protection Agency is known as perfluorooctanoic acid. It has been known to cause tumors within the human body.
Even in the popcorn itself, a chemical has been discovered to cause both lung damage and cancer too. Cutting it out completely maybe a better option if healthy living is your watch word.
A lot of people love taking soda drinks. As you may already know, just like other processed food items on the list, excess consumption could allow the growth of cancerous cells more especially as a result of sugar present.
Soda drinks are loaded with sugar, colouring, preservatives, and other chemicals like 4-methylimidazole which has been linked as a causative agent for cancer.
If you intend to lead a life that is healthier, and cancer free, it’s always a better choice to make these lifestyle changes by cutting out these unhealthy foods completely from your life.
There are lot of things out of our control as humans, however, if we manage and control the ones within our control, then we will be able to greatly enhance the quality of our lives and free ourselves from many of the diseases brought about by industrialization and civilization that plagues the entire human race today.