Last year, over 1.5 billion people were diagnosed with cancer according to data from the World Health Organization. Few of these actually attribute their troubling diagnosis to the foods they consume.
We may think about our health every single day but could it be possible that what we are eating is slowly killing us every single day? Here we will list the most dangerous foods considered to be directly linked to the cancer disease.
1. Highly refined white flour
After being refined, white flours not only lose their most valuable nutrients, they are bleached with a chemical compound called chlorine dioxide. This bleaching agent is classified as hazardous, causing irritation and in many cases can be fatal. The end result is a product with a very high glycemic index, which is detrimental to blood sugar levels.
2. Microwave popcorn
Everyone likes watching movies with a bag of warm popcorn in their lap. The microwave is undoubtedly the easiest and most convenient way to make this delicious snack. Unfortunately, those paper bags of microwaveable popcorn are coated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This chemical is also present in Teflon. Studies have shown that PFOA can be linked to infertility in women and a significantly higher risk of cancer of the kidneys, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicles.
3. Artificial sweeteners
If you're trying to avoid using sugar as part of a diet or because of diabetes, you probably use artificial sweeteners instead. Many studies have shown that people usually gain weight when using them, making it hard to keep track of blood sugar. The majority of studies done on artificial sweeteners show that they all contain aspartame. This chemical is known to cause brain tumors.
Many of us like to enjoy a good drink after a long day's work but frequent consumption of alcohol can lead to many health problems, including diabetes, obesity and many forms of cancer.
A recent study showed that women in menopause who had one drink per day or less had a 30% increase in morbidity of breast cancer in comparison to women who did not drink at all.