5 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Avoid From Your DietVika
Every day we are faced with advertisements for products that are positioned as an excellent preventive measure against cancer. But what about the food that, on the contrary, is capable of causing this severe disease? Many processed foods contain cancer-causing carcinogens. It is very important to avoid eating them, especially the 5 most dangerous ones.
1. Microwaved popcorn.
For many people, this delicious snack is an integral part of an evening home movie show. Keep in mind, however, that microwave popcorn packaging contains perfluorocaprylic acid (PFOA), which can cause kidney and bladder cancer. Therefore, if you want to enjoy your favorite movie in the company of delicious popcorn, cook it yourself from the beans or buy it in advance in the supermarket. (Photo: flickr).
2. Canned tomatoes.
Canned vegetables in cans are very convenient - they can be stored for a very long time and eaten when needed. Unfortunately, bisphenol A (BPA), a substance used in the production of cans, is known for its negative effects on the human endocrine system. As a result, as a result, the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer is increased. Canned food with tomatoes is all the more harmful due to the fact that in an acidic environment bisphenol A is quickly washed out of the jar and absorbed by them. It is very easy to avoid this misfortune - just buy fresh vegetables. (Photo: flickr).
3. Farm-raised salmon.
Many people are aware of the benefits of salmon meat, but few are aware of the associated risks. Captive farmed salmon have been shown to be affected by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin, and toxaphene, which are known to cause cancer. Therefore, it is very important to buy only wild salmon, even if it is more expensive. (Photo: flickr).
4. Hydrogenated oil.
Unlike natural oils such as olive, soybean, rapeseed, or sunflower, hydrogenated oils are artificially extracted from vegetables and are not safe for your health. Due to the high amount of preservatives and unnaturally high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, this oil can do much more harm than good, being one of the causes of skin cancer. Therefore, you should avoid the use of hydrogenated oil, replacing it with natural. (Photo: flickr).
5. Potato chips.
This popular snack contains acrylamide, a known carcinogen that is also found in cigarettes. It occurs in the process of frying chips at a temperature of 120 degrees. This is essential for crispy crisps. In order not to put your health at risk, it is better to completely eliminate them from your diet. (Photo: flickr).