According to the latest study by the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meat is carcinogenic and red meat could be too.
Modern medicine has linked many everyday foods to the risk of cancer. But… what are the main foods that can cause cancer and that we should not eat daily? Here are 10 of the main ones.
Sunflower plants are fast growing and can easily absorb heavy metals if grown in laden soils. The accumulation of heavy metals in the body is one of the causes of lung cancer.
2 chewing gum
Although the chewing gum base is not toxic, some ingredients such as aspartame (a non-caloric sweetener) and titanium dioxide can cause cancer.
3. Monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Glutamate, also called dietary nicotine, is the main ingredient in many processed foods because it enhances and fixes the flavor. Glutamate makes processed meats and frozen foods taste fresher, dressings taste better, and removes the metallic taste from canned foods. However, its consumption is very harmful to human health.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), better known as “transgenic” cause many diseases in our body, among them, the most common is cancer. The chemicals used to grow them cause tumors. The problem is that GMOs are hidden everywhere. In most foods soy, corn or canola (and derivatives), especially. They can be avoided by stopping consuming them and at the same time, opting for a certified and verified organic diet, that is, they do not use biotechnology to grow them.
5 canned food
The lining of most canned foods contains BPA, a chemical that acts like estrogen and disrupts hormonal activity in the body. It is linked to heart disease, intestinal damage, infertility, and other reproductive system problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is widespread exposure of BPA in the United States. Canned tomatoes are more dangerous because their high acidity causes BPA to penetrate them.
6 pickled foods
Due to their high acid content, they are associated with the risk of gastric cancer.
7. Regular or "diet" soft drinks.
Soda can cause cancer, it's that simple. This is because they contain not only large amounts of sugar (those that are not light) but also chemicals, dyes, additives, etc. Soft drinks and sodas acidify the body and "feed" cancer cells. In the case of low calorie options, they are even more dangerous, since they contain aspartame, an artificial sweetener that leads to several diseases, including cancer and birth defects. Other sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda) and saccharin have been linked to different pathologies. Always prefer natural or freshly squeezed juices and in the best of cases, water.
8. Refined flour.
It is the white color, a common ingredient in many processed foods. Your excess carbohydrates is worrisome. The regular consumption of these is related to a 220% increase in breast cancer cases in women.
They are used to preserve processed foods, so that they remain "stable." But they have a counterpart, because they alter the structure and flexibility of the cell membranes of our body. This can cause "debilitating" diseases, that is, cancer (among others). Trans fats are in a large number of foods that we buy and consume on a daily basis.
Insulin levels rise rapidly and fuel cancer cell growth. High fructose sweeteners are more offensive because they cause cancer cells to quickly and easily metabolize to proliferate. Cookies, biscuits, cakes, sodas, juices, sauces, cereals, and many popular, mostly processed foods are loaded with HFCS and other refined sugars. That explains why the incidence of cancer is so high.