The other 90%? Failure to make healthy lifestyle choices gets the blame for their cancer, according to two recent studies. And what do researchers mean by lifestyle? Well, a large part of that is diet.
In factroughly one third of all cancers are caused by food and drink, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.Follow @newslexpoint
So you should stop eating these cancer causing foods below!
1. Farmed Fish
According to research by the Environmental Working Group, farmed fish contain 16 times more carcinogenic chemicals than wild fish. One large reason for this is that farmed fish are fed contaminated fish meal.
In three independent studies, scientists tested 37 commercial fish meals from around the world and found carcinogenic PCBs in just about all of them.
2. Hydrogenated Oils
Trans fats have been proven in several studies (such as this one) to increase one’s risk of cancer. Those who consume the most trans fats through hydrogenated oils have a 25% higher risk of death than those who consume the least.
3. Microwave Popcorn
4-methylimidazole is the chemical that gives certain sodas ( cough, Coca Cola, cough ) their caramel color. Research has found that 4-MEI poses a cancer risk that is much greater than the commonly cited “acceptable” limit in the United States.
5. Processed Sugar
Processed sugar (as opposed to the natural variety in fruits) just may be one of the most dangerous substances in our diets.
In addition to being more addictive than cocaine, processed sugar actually feeds breast cancer cells, causing them to grow rapidly. That’s quite disturbing, especially since Americans consume about half a pound of sugar every single day.
Instead of getting your sweet fix from artificial goods, pick up a banana or orange instead.
6. White Flour
When you eat white flour, your body releases insulin and insulin-like growth factor to help process the meal. This can lead to an excess of both compounds in the body, which stimulates cell growth and can essentially fertilize tumor
Once upon a time, soy was considered a magical alternative to meat products. Research is quickly proving just how wrong we were at that time.
Additionally, nearly all of the soy grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. Genetic modification of food poses a number of risks on its own. One Environmental Working Group study found that certain chemicals used in the process double cancer risk.
8. Processed Meat
Last year, the World Health Organization issued a notice stating that processed meat causes cancer. Processed meat includes hot dogs, ham, bacon and sausages that have been modified in some way to extend shelf life or alter taste.
The link between processed meat and cancer was drawn by 22 experts from 10 countries who reviewed more than 800 studies. Eating just 50 grams of processed meat daily (one hot dog) increases one’s risk of colon cancer by 18%.
If you eat meat, replace the processed variety with organic meat from your local farmers.
Source: David Wolfe
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