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Watch Out for These Cancer Causing Foods

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1. Canned Foods

The  cans containing the foods are lined with Bisphenol A , or BPA. This is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. People are so widely concerned about this because those who are exposed to this on a high level, the risks of getting brain cancer are increases substantially. Canned tomatoes are said to be some of the worst products. Don’t worry though, cans are beginning to be made with NO Bisphenol A.

2. Hydrogenated Oils 

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Am I the only one who doesn’t know what this is? Apparently people are very cautious about it. Hydrogenated oils are unnatural and can change the shape of cellular membranes entirely as a result. Food companies began using hydrogenated oil to help increase shelf life and save costs. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, and hydrogenated oils almost create abnormal cells by design. So, I guess it’s best if we avoid those.

3. Microwavable Popcorn 

Yes, sadly to say, the fun movie snack we all love could potentially give you cancer. The bag is lined with toxic carcinogenic chemicals, like diacetyl, that is absorbed easily in the popcorn kernels.

4. Alcohol 

One glass of wine per day is said to be fine, although people due tend to abuse this rule. Those who drink alcohol constantly are putting themselves at a higher risk of getting multiple cancers such as throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, breast, pancreas and stomach cancers. Yeah, not a good thing. I strongly suggest to just NOT drink alcohol at all.

5. Soda

My worst nightmare. Obviously soda isn’t healthy, but we drink it anyways. Soda can be one of the worst products for humans. Soda is loaded with sugar (which is why it’s so good) but super terrible for your health.

6. Artificial Sweeteners 

Artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, are extremely dangerous and carcinogenic.

7. Farmed Fish

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People typically tell you to eat fish because of Omega-3 fatty acids. Which is why it’s kinda weird that this would be on the list. Having a bunch of fish in small places is not great. So farmers will use chemicals to “preserve” the fish, though the chemicals involved are toxic and can be harmful to consumers.

 

8.  Refined Sugar

Sugar literally feeds cancer cells. Diabetes medication can be used in order to fight cancer cells, which should illustrate the danger of refined sugars in the fight against cancer.

9. Red Meat

Factory farmed meet is not the greatest. The cows there most likely carry all kinds of diseases which are then controlled by none other then? Yep, you guessed it. More harmful chemicals. Go figure.

10. Refined Flour

Finally the terror is almost over. The process by which refined flour is produced can create new carcinogens in the first place. The fact that refined sugars can more or less ‘feed’ tumors and cancer cells only makes things worse. Refined flours are definitely on the ‘unhealthy’ list.

These are just 10 of the harmful foods that you need to watch out for. Wanna see the more? Click here https://1md.org/article/cancer-causing-foods-1md

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Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

Denise Najera is a sophomore at Sahuaro Highschool. She is both ready and excited for her first year in The Paper Cut as a Sports Recorder. Some Facts:...

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