Cancer Causing Foods You Need To Stop Eating Now

Most of us are aware that eating junk food is a major risk factor for not only obesity but cancer. However, did you know that some health foods are actually carcinogens in disguise? Or that certain ingredients found in virtually all packaged foods present a serious health risk? It means there is a slightly higher chance of it causing cancer when consumed in absurd quantities. Take for example saccharin, the sweetening agent in Sweet and Low. It was proven to be carcinogenic when fed in high quantities to rats, but the human equivalent of those doses would be around 2 kg. Most people use 2 g in their coffee.

By being an informed consumer, we can help influence for good the types of products that end up on our grocery shelves, and enjoy better health to boot.
  1. Hydrogenated Oils. Vegetable oils are not extracted from their source naturally, but instead must undergo a chemical process. Later, even more chemicals are added to achieve the desired look and consistency of the product, resulting in an extremely high level of unhealthy omega-6 fats.
    Alternative: Olive, Soy, Canola Oil

  2. Farmed Salmon. Though wild-caught salmon is one of the healthiest proteins you can eat, the farmed version is fed an unnatural diet full of chemicals, pesticides, and antibiotics. They are also fattier than wild-caught, and therefore store more of the bad stuff in their bodies.
    Alternative: Wild Caught Salmon

  3. Artificial Sweeteners. Most artificial sweeteners are produced by a chemical process, and there isn’t enough data to really deem them safe. Some studies suggest that artificial sweeteners cause the toxin DKP to build up in the body and potentially cause brain tumors.
    Alternative: Plant Based Stevia

  4. Refined White Flour. The refining process strips away all nutritional value from the original wheat. Even worse, the flour is then bleached with chlorine gas to achieve that appealing white color. White flour is a carbohydrate that breaks down into simple sugar, cancer’s preferred fuel.
    Alternative: Unbleached Whole wheat Flour

  5. Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables. The fruits and veggies themselves are extremely healthy, but the pesticides sprayed on them are anything but. Altrazine, for example, is a weed-killer that has been banned in Europe for causing severe problems in humans, but is still commonly used in the U.S.
    Alternative: Organic Fruits & Vegetables

  6. Processed Meat. This includes things like bacon, hot dogs, sausage, and deli meats. The processing often adds huge amounts of salt as well as dangerous chemicals, especially nitrate and nitrite. The additives are intended to make the food look nicer and last longer, but carry a steep risk to your health.
    Alternative: Fresh Organic Meat

We’ve compiled a full list even more foods that could cause cancer.

Author: Sage Valentine