Cancer is unpredicted but avoidable. Jacob, a 40 years old man, is fighting with cancer. Lying in Hospital bed, and thinking about his lifetime habits. “No, I did not have any bad habit that is now becoming a threat to my life” telling himself. All through his life, he was far away from alcohol consumption, and smoking was way beyond his imagination. Then what went wrong, why he has Cancer?
Cancer seem to be incurable, this is true. Though it is a fictional story, however, in our lifetime, many of us have seen this sort of pathetic story around us. Maybe it happened to our dearest one or any family friend. Perhaps, some of you have not experienced this cruel truth. Have you ever given it a thought that how would you feel if you came across this sort of experience?
We usually do not want to think of being sick. Also, we cannot deny the fact that, many of us have the mindset that if we do not have any bad habit, we will not be a victim of Cancer. However, this is not always the truth. Sometimes many innocuous-seeming foods can cause cancer. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, processed meat can cause cancer, and red meat is a possible cause of this disease.
What are cancer causing foods?
Processed meat and Red meat? “These are common foods in my daily diet. I have never known about it “you must be telling it to yourself. Not only these foods, but also there are so many innocuous- seeming foods we are taking without knowing the fact that these foods are silent killers. Below are the most significant carcinogen culprits that you possibly eat regularly.
According to the Breast Cancer Fund, almost all canned foods contain one kind of chemical called bisphenol-A, or BPA. This chemical interrupts regular hormonal activities. Thus, it leads to different types of cancer. Since tomatoes are highly acidic, BPA makes it deadly. However, we cannot deny the fact that tomatoes have so many benefits also. You can use fresh tomatoes when you cook. If you want to prepare red sauce try to store them in glass jars.
Hydrogenation is a chemical process in which hydrogen is supplemented with liquid oils to turn them into a solid form. Hydrogenated oils are vegetable oils, which are used to preserve processed foods and they are low at cost also. Vegetable oils contain high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which can increase the risk of cancer. Try healthy oil like olive oil while cooking a meal.
Processed and Red Meat
Processed Meat such as sausage, bacon, and bologna, contain various chemicals and preservatives that can lead to cancer. Red meats such as Beef and Pork are also carcinogenic. Experts always advise not to eat processed meat, and they recommend taking red meats in a small amount.
Refined Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
Refined Sugar promotes cancer growth. Artificial sweeteners are also carcinogenic. Try to avoid refined sugar and artificial sweeteners also. If you want to replace sugar with artificial sweeteners then you must know you are not doing justice to your health, instead, try drinking tea without any sugar. It won’t taste bad if you build the habit to it.
Watching movie with a packet of popcorn is one of the most familiar scenes of your weekend. Did you know this popcorn silently leading to you towards cancer?
Salted, Pickled and Smoked Foods
These types of foods are manufactured in such a way that you actually cannot resist to have a bite of those. These foods contain highly preservative and chemical that are proven to be a cause of cancer.
You do not want to be in Jacob’s place. No one does. Next time when you crave for these foods, think about the alternatives. This is your life, and this is your body. Do justice to it.