Cancer is a complicated ailment caused by
several factors. One leading factor is genetics, but it is out of your control.
However, other cancer risk factors such as smoking, poor nutrition and
sedentary lifestyle can be changed.
You have may perhaps have heard from people to eat fruits and vegetables or eat at least 5 serving per day, to aid in fending off chronic illnesses such as cancer. However, just as vital as knowing what foods to take to help fight cancer are as significant on what foods to shun.
GMOs (Genetically-Modified Organisms)
GMOs and the chemicals being used to grow them have been found out to lead to increased tumor growth. However, GMOs are all over, which includes many food products made from canola, corn and soybeans. But, you can easily avoid them by going for naturally made certified organic, locally-grown and certified non-GMO foods.
Many processed meat products have chemical preservatives, which make them look appealing and fresh, and these preservatives can also be a source for cancer. Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite have been associated to considerably increasing the risk of colon cancer and other kinds of cancer, so go for only meat products that are uncured and if possible from sources that are grass-fed.
Packs of microwavable popcorns have chemicals that are associated infertility, liver, pancreatic and testicular cancers.
The PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid that is present in microwave popcorn pack linings as “possibly” carcinogenic, and many have associated the chemical to cause tumors. Also, the diacetyl chemical found in the popcorn is also associated to bring about lung damage and lung cancer.
Same with processed meats, sodas have been revealed also to cause cancer. Filled with food chemicals, colorings and sugar, soda pop acts to acidify the body and actually feed the cancer cells.
Common chemicals from soda pop such as caramel color and the derivative 4-methyl imidazole have been also particularly associated with cancer.
Refined ‘White’ Flours
Regularly consuming refined carbohydrates was associated to 220% increase in breast cancer in women. In general, high-glycemic foods have also been linked to quickly elevate the levels of blood sugar in the body, which nourishes the growth of cancer cells and its spread.
The same is the same for refined sugars found in cakes, cereals, cookies, sauces, sodas, juices, etc., which tend to quickly increase levels of insulin and nourish the growth of cancer cells.
Sweeteners rich in fructose such as HFCS or high-fructose corn syrup are mostly offensive, since cancer cells have the ability to rapidly and easily metabolize these in order to thrive.