Nowadays, having a food to munch on our side has become a habit. We’ve always been after what to eat every hour of the day without concerning whether our food is still doing well for our health. As long as we enjoy devouring what we like, it’s acceptable. But isn’t it the other way round?
Excess fats, diverse diseases, and lowered self-esteem are only a few consequences that food obsessions (cancer-causing foods) may strike the human body and whole-being as well. It’s a sad fact that despite the growth of technology whereas available health information sources are prevalent- most people still don’t care.
So, here are the common foods obsessions we think are nothing but can actually trigger the cancer cells in our body:
Increased Cravings for Pizza:
Presumably, you get puzzled why one of the most convenient foods that you eat, causes cancer. Indeed, who wouldn’t get in love with this snack that fills every one’s taste buds with joy? Having yourself familiar with the reason why a bite of this food makes you closer to cancer is a blessing.
Well, believe it or not, Pizza has a Potassium Bromate which really makes it horrible than we could ever imagine. This chemical known as the “flour improver” is being mainly used to strengthen the dough and make it possibly rise in the desired level of heights.
Potassium Bromate has been proven to cause cancer to mice and rats. Yes, that was proven in a research conducted in Japan. In addition, it has been showed that those mice and rats tested had cancer in the thyroids, kidney and other parts of the body.
Too Much Consumption of Industrial Oils:
We have heard about the different types of oils that has entered the market. They are in the form of refined vegetable oils namely soybean oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil and canola oil.
The omega-6 fatty acids contained in the cooking oils are very high and the human consumption for this so called “necessity” is heightened up too. Researchers have found that these industrials oils that we think are healthy are a myth. Actually, it’s been regarded to be connected to cancer ailments.
Indulgence to Commercial Ice Cream:
Ice Cream has been one of the most delicious foods we have in the planet. However, the commercial ice cream that is commonly sold in groceries, malls and restaurants has high sugar and calories in it.
Knowing that a body with too much sugar intake may make you suffer from type 2-diabetes, dying with heart diseases and a home to various types of cancer. But when you find yourself really craving for an ice cream, it is always possible as long as you turn it into a healthy one by choosing the right ingredients. Other malls may also have vegan ice cream which the smartest choice for you.
Eating Processed Meat Everyday:
The statistical evidences that prove processed meats’ cancer-causing properties are very strong that it needs to be strictly avoided or totally get rid of.
The researches show that those who are fond of eating processed meats such as hotdogs, burger steaks, bacon, and sausages have the greater risks of having colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
If you desire to eat “processed meats”, be sure you don’t make it a habit. Buy at local sellers to ensure that too much unhealthy ingredients are not added.
Enjoying Most of the Fast Food Meals:
Meals in the fast food chains are very cheap and we all know about that. But the deeper truth is that these meals costs you not just twice and thrice you spend in it but more than that. Simply looking at the menu board of the fast food, you can barely see that the meals they offer are highly- engineered junk foods.
The nutritional value that it could possibly give our body isn’t enough to keep us healthy. With all those calories our body may absorb from the Fast food meals; it was found out that it also has “fluorinated compounds”. Perflourinated chemicals are being linked to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, low birth weight, and immunotoxicity in children.
Too Much Consumption of Refined Sugar:
No wonder why cancer cases are in a rise nowadays. Everybody seems to have a sweet tooth and at the same time, cancer also does. It was studied and found out those tumors and cancers feed themselves with great amounts of “sugars” to spread and develop in size. High- Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) which is regarded as a high offender and it is being metabolized by the cancer cells in a click.
Our favorite cakes, pies, cookies, sodas, pancakes, juices, and cereals are undeniably loaded with refined sugars and certainly HCFS. If you do not want to spike up your insulin levels and prefer to live a longer and a happier life, do not include refined sugar as main ingredients of your usual diet.
Chemically Protected Fruits:
They say, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. But what if the apple you had a bite was dipped into chemicals before finally having been brought to the market?
Accurately, fruits that aren’t organic are covered with the deadly pesticides such as atrazine, thiodicarb, organophosphates, and at the same time include high nitrogen fertilizers. This research was based on a 2009 study in the cities of the USA that proves the presence of the enormous amount of different types of chemicals and hormones that help some farmers for the quality production of their crops.
If you think washing fruits may save you from absorbing the dangerous chemicals, then you got it wrong. Washing the fruits will not guarantee that 100% of the harmful substances will likely be removed. It is suggested that you just have organic fruits instead.
Keeping One’s Self Distant to Cancer:
Cancer is a huge disease that a lot of people have been battling to survive. The key to keeping yourself away from this is discipline to eating habits, drinking the right supplements to body functions and shedding off fats with regular exercise. Indulging yourself with too much amount of the mentioned cancer-causing foods will only give you temporary blissful moments. Someday you have to pay folds of more than what you have spent with these. If you don’t want horrible cancer to deteriorate your body, eliminate these toxic and start living a healthy and productive life. Prevention always works better than medicines!
Kathleen Tan is a writer and editor of Scoopfed.com. She is an active advocate of health and believes that sustainable development must start within one’s self.