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Top 6 Cancer-Causing Food You Should Avoid If You Love Yourself

Your health is your most valuable asset, and your diet can significantly influence it. You certainly know which things you should eat—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish—but do you know which foods you should avoid? A list of 12 foods that could cause cancer is shown below.

Chips made with potatoes

They're high in salt and saturated fat, both of which are bad for your health. They're also high in acrylamide, a carcinogen found in high-temperature-cooked foods that raises cancer risk. This chemical is also present in cigarettes, making it a potentially hazardous substance.


Margarine was often thought to be a healthier alternative to butter, but new research shows that organic, grass-fed butter is considerably superior. Tran's fats are abundant in margarine, which is made largely from soy and corn oils. The procedure heats the oil, causing harmful free radicals to form.

Meat that has been processed

Chemical preservatives are used in most processed meat products, such as lunch meats, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, to keep them looking fresh and appetizing. However, these preservatives might cause cancer. Because both sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate have been linked to an increased risk of colon and other types of cancer, pick only uncured beef products that are free of nitrates, ideally from grass-fed sources.

4. Carbonated beverage

Soda pop has also been linked to cancer, just as processed foods. Soda pop acidifies the body and feeds cancer cells due to its sugar, food additives, and colorings. Caramel color and its derivative, 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), are two common soda pop ingredients that have been particularly associated to cancer.

5. Pop popcorn in the microwave.

Sure, popping a bag of popcorn in the microwave for a quick and tasty snack is convenient, but is it really worth the chance of developing liver, testicular, or pancreatic cancer? The microwave popcorn bags in your cabinet, as well as a chemical in the popcorn itself that gives the false butter flavor, are both laced with carcinogenic compounds. If you can't live without your favorite movie snack, try using an old-fashioned stovetop or a kernel popping machine like those seen in movie theaters.

6. Flour (white).

We all know that whole grains are beneficial; nevertheless, if someone tells you that processed grains are beneficial, be wary. Refined white flour, for example, is carcinogenic since it is a processed grain. A blast of chlorine gas is used during the operation to give the white hue. It also has a very high glycemic index, which causes an increase in blood glucose and insulin levels.

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