8 Cancer Causing Toxins You Need to Avoid

According to some experts, most of the cases of cancer are actually avoidable by making healthy changes in lifestyle, especially the diet habits. Many of the foods we eat, especially the delicious junk foods, do more harm to the body than good.Different types of cancer caused in the body by the regular consumption of unhealthy foods. Of course, the very same foods that lead to the development of heart diseases, diabetes, and chronic inflammation are also the foods that cause cancer.

8 Cancer Causing Toxins You Need to Avoid

Below are 8 cancers causing Toxins that you need to avoid

1. Grilled Red Meat and Processed Meat

Meat is good for health but grilled and processed meats are not.

The foods that are prepared on grills, particularly the meat, will release heterocyclic aromatic amines, a known carcinogen which increases the risk of cancer and heart diseases.

All types of highly processed meats like hot dogs and bacon prepared at a high temperature also produce carcinogen.

2. Hydrogenated Oils

The vegetable oils extracted with the help of chemicals are known as hydrogenated oils.

The amount of Omega 6 fatty acids found in these oils is bad for health as it has a high risk of causing cancer and heart diseases. The omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids must be in a balanced ratio for them to be good for health.

3. Canned Foods

Canned foods and drinks look very attractive and healthy. But they are not so healthy as you think.

Most cans are lined with a synthetic organic compound called bisphenol-A (BPA). The foods and drinks stay in contact with this compound absorb the chemical properties that have the risk of causing breast cancer, prostate cancer, and others.

4. Smoked, Salted and Pickled Foods

The smoked, salted or pickled foods taste great and excellent appetizers too. But these foods are not healthy for many reasons.

Consumption of pickles and salted foods accumulates additives into your body. At a later stage, they become toxic and cause cellular inflammation leading to different types of cancer.

The nitrates in smoked foods turn into dangerous nitrites when heated at high temperature. 

5. Refined Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners

The refined sugar has a high number of calories. Consistent intake all those foods containing refined sugar will lead to excess weight gain and obesity.

One of the biggest health risks associated with obesity is the development of various types of cancers that affect the breast, prostate, uterine, pancreatic and colorectal.

Even the artificial sweeteners or sugar-free sweeteners are not safe for health.

6. Soda and Carbonated Beverages

Consistent consumption of soda and sweetened soft drinks like coke are bad for health and can lead to the development of common types of cancers.

These beverages mostly contain a lot of fructose corn syrup, colors, and many other flavors adding chemicals and additives.

7. Farmed Fish

The goodness of fish got from commercial fish farms are very poor when compared with the wild fish.

The fish, such as carp, salmon, tilapia, and catfish, are treated with pesticides, antibiotics, and other carcinogenic chemicals can cause cancer.

Also, these fish from farms do not contain as much omega-3 fatty acids as in wild fish.

8. Chips and Fried Foods

Most of us love to munch on potato chips and other fried savories.

Most of the commercially sold chips and fried foods contain a lot of trans-fats, chemical flavors, additives, and preservatives.

When chips are roasted at high temperature, a product called acrylamide is created, a type of carcinogen that can cause cancer.


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