5 Foods That May Increase The Risk Of Cancer, Check It Out!

“You are what you eat”- This proverbial saying holds great relevance when you are looking to improve your health condition and switching to clean eating habits. If you eat healthy, you will automatically feel energetic and fit. But if the food on your plate is high in trans fat and refined products, then sluggishness and health problems are inevitable. Unhealthy eating habits and poor food choices can lead to myriad liver, kidney and heart-related diseases. While some can ve treated if detected on time, others like cancer can turn out to be life-threatening.

Here are 5 foods that you must avoid.

1. Processed Meat 

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs all are healthy, provided they are cooked properly and consumed in moderation. Taking any animal-based products that have been preserved by smoking and salting is unhealthy and can lead to health concerns ranging from weight gain to cancer. The processing of meat produces a compound that can be carcinogens and can put a person at the risk of developing colorectal and stomach cancer. Instead of processed meat like hot dogs, salami and sausage, cook meat at home.

2. Fried Foods 

Excessive intake of fried foods is another item that can lead to the growth of cancerous cells in the body. When foods like potatoes or meat are fried at high temperatures, a compound called acrylamide is formed.  Fried foods can also increase oxidative stress and inflammation in the body that are linked with cancerous cells.

3. Refined Products 

Be it refined flour, sugar, or oil, all have the potential to put you at the risk of developing cancerous cells. Those whose diets are high in refined products are at a greater risk of ovarian, breast, and endometrial cancer.

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4. Alcohol and carbonated beverage 

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Both alcohol and carbonated beverages are high in refined sugar and calorie content. Excessive intake of any of the two fluids can increase the number of free radicals in the body, which in turn can cause inflammation.

5. Canned and packed foods 

 This can indeed make the cooking process hassle-free, but it can also increase the risk of developing cancer. Most ready-to-cook food packs are lined with a chemical name Bisphenol A (BPA). This compound when dissolve in food can cause hormonal imbalances, and alteration in DNA, and cancer.

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