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the alarming rise in the number of reported cancer cases worldwide, is one of great concern. Medical experts have been looking for that common factor that may be responsible for the increasing rate of cancer cases. With an estimated 1.5 million new cases of one form of cancer or another reported each year, scientists have seriously considered the possibility that this rise could be due to the dietary habits of individuals. There are 10 foods that researchers have discovered to be carcinogenic in nature and capable of stimulating cancer growth and development.
Apart from canned tomatoes, canned foods are generally hazardous to your health as the inner lining of the cans are produced using BPA or bisphenol-A. Researchers have shown that this chemical compound causes gene mutation in lab rats and this fact has been backed up by the FDA. The BPA gets into the canned tomatoes and makes it very high in the amount of BPA present in the tomatoes as they are more open to absorbing this chemical compound than any other canned food.
Wild salmon is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein, but farmed salmon is fed with antibiotics, carcinogenic chemical compounds which are meant to boost their growth and productivity. These chemical compounds are not expelled from the fish, but rather ate ingrained in their meat, making them highly carcinogenic for consumption and increases your risk of developing cancer. As a matter of fact farmed salmon checked by researchers have a high amounts of mercury, dioxins and PCBs, these chemical compounds and heavy metals are known to cause cancer.
Drinking an average of two sodas a day puts you at a very high risk of developing cancer as suggested by the Journal of Nutrition in publications. Sodas are rich in chemicals like 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) and artificial colouring that are carcinogenic in nature and cancer causing.
Highly salted foods which are canned have also chemical additives that are used in their preservation. When consumed, the increase of sodium nitrates in your body will eventually convert to N-nitroso that raises your risk of cancer formation. Foods that are smoked produce tar similar to that found in cigarettes, this tar is carcinogenic and so smoked Foods should be avoided as much as possible.
It is strongly believed that you can get cancer from consuming microwaved popcorn. This belief is hinged on the fact that the packaging used for the popcorn is lined with a highly carcinogenic chemical compound known as perfluorooctanoic or PFOA. This chemical is similar to that present in Teflon made products. Scientists have discovered, through research that this chemical can cause liver, kidney, testicular and pancreas cancer. Another concern is that the corn used for the microwaved popcorn is actually a GMO product. Other components of the popcorn are also GMO products, such as the soybean oil used.
When potato chips are heated they release a chemical known as acrylamide which is highly carcinogenic. They are also packed full of sodium and trans-fat that will raise the bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body and this can raise your blood pressure and cause cardiovascular problems like a stroke and a heart attack. You also increase your risk of obesity when you consume potato chips often.