The 20 most carcinogenic foods
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the 20 most Cancerigenos foods, for people to take into account and prevent this disease.
1 – The transformed meat
Do you often consume transformed meat like salami, bacon, sausages…? Without wanting to be alarmed we advise you to check your menu.
The World Health Organization analyzed 10 scientific studies and showed that consuming only 50 grams of meat transformed a day is sufficient to increase the risks of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.
2 – The red meat
It’s hard not to spit on a good, juicy piece of meat! Although it’s delicious, red meat hides a dark secret.
According to the WHO study, people who consume 100 grams of red meat daily have 17% more risk of developing colorectal cancer.
To get away from that possibility you only have to decrease the daily consumption of red or transformed meat. You can alternate with legumes or tofu, for example.
3 – The meat too cooked
Some health care institutions recommend cooking meat to avoid catching certain diseases. But do not cook too much, because it increases the risk of developing cancer.
When the meat is cooked too much or burned on the grill, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a group of carcinogenic substances, are produced.
Steam or oven cooking decreases HAP production.
4 – Hot drinks
Do you like coffee, tea, soup…? Before swallowing, make sure they are not too hot. According to the WHO Cancer research agency, drinking hotter fluids than 65 degrees Celsius increases the risk of having esophageal cancer.
5 – Soft drinks
We all know that soda drinks make you fat, but did you know that they can also increase the risk of getting cancer? Some Swedish scientists say so.
In 2012 they published a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which concluded that a man who drinks a can of soda a day, has 40% more risk of getting prostate cancer. The risk increases for men over 45 years old.
6 – The farmed salmon
Yes, the salmon is rich in omega-3, but if we want to reduce the risks of having cancer we must know its origin.
A study published in 2004 concludes that the organic contaminants of farmed salmon are much higher than those of wild salmon. A person who consumes this type of salmon once a month, eventually develops more risk of getting cancer than if it feeds on wild fish.
7 – The White pasta
We all like pasta, it is part of our food and many people consume it once a week. However, a high consumption of white pasta favors the emergence of lung cancer even if we have never smoked!
Researchers from Texas established the relationship between lung cancer and carbohydrates. The more carbohydrates a food is, the more favors the appearance of cancer. And the pasta contains many!
8 – The white bread
The previous study also speaks of white bread. This popular food increases the risk of lung cancer by 49%. By raising the level of glucose in the body, the possibility of developing cancer is favoured.
9 – Canned tomatoes
These tomatoes are popular because they are cheap and easy to prepare. However, the laboratory XenoAnalytical LLC, affiliated to the University of Missouri, published in 2008 that some canned products, especially salsa and tomato juice, contain bisphenol A. This is a chemical component that is used to manufacture plastic items, such as discs and water bottles.
In addition to increasing the risk of breast cancer, bisphenol A increases the risk of developing hyperactivity, attention deficit, hormonal disorders and obesity.
10 – The milk
We know that milk is rich in calcium, which is beneficial for bones. But a study conducted in 2004 states that men who consume a lot of milk increase by 68% the risk of developing prostate cancer.
It all suggests that this is due to the animal fat present in the milk. But be careful! This does not mean that you should never drink milk. As long as you don’t override the 2 glasses of milk a day, you’ll be protected.
11 – Refined sugar
The cancer is favored by the consumption of refined sugar. This product allows the multiplication of cancerous cells. Among all foods containing refined sugar, corn syrup is especially detrimental to health.
12 – Genetically modified Products
Different studies in animals check the relationship between the development of carcinogenic tumours (especially in the womb) and the consumption of genetically modified products.
13 – Vegetable Oils
Many foods are prepared with this type of oil. According to a French study, these favour the emergence of breast cancer and increase the risk of suffering from cario-vascular accidents.
Vegetable oil is found in many dishes sold in supermarkets. To lessen the risks of getting cancer you have to reduce the amount of prepared dishes you buy and use olive oil at home.
14 – Microwave Popcorn
Microwave-ready popcorn is full of calories, but it’s not bad to eat once in a while! They are rich and easy to prepare.
However you have to know that to create the artificial flavor of butter manufacturers use chemicals, some of which favor the development of testicular, liver and pancreas cancer.
The next time you have a craving for popcorn better ready at home. No butter, no salt will be an excellent and healthy snack!
15 – Sachet potatoes
Unfortunately, if you replace the popcorn with the fries, it won’t be any better. According to the “European Food Safety Authority”, when potato chips are subjected to high temperatures a potentially carcinogenic chemical component (acrylamide) binds to them.
In the bag potatoes there are 500 times more acrylamide than the maximum amount that WHO recommends for water.
16 – French fries “a la Francesa”
These also contain acrylamide. A Swedish study found that this substance is also found in cigarette smoke.
17 – Peanuts
Peanuts are full of vitamins and minerals, but in some cases may favor the onset of cancer.
Poorly processed or poorly conserved peanuts contain a lot of aflatoxin, a substance produced by mold and mushrooms, which increases the risk of liver cancer.
In some African and Asian countries there is a risk that peanuts will have aflatoxin. If you travel to those regions of the world or live there, then you better not consume peanuts.
18 – White flour
To clarify the flour manufacturers use chlorine and chlorine dioxide. Inhaling them is not a good thing for health. Then imagine what happens when we eat them.
In addition, white flour has a high glucose rate and increases the blood sugar level, which increases the risk of developing diabetes and cancer tumors.
So whole wheat flour is better for health.
19 – Salted fish
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, in regions where much salty fish is consumed there is a high level of nasopharyngeal cancer. In other words, consuming a lot of salted fish multiplies the risks of suffering this type of cancer.