We eat many foods that contain carcinogens, which is known to cause cancer.
Almost 1.5 million individuals are diagnosed with a different type of cancer. Perhaps it is time to become more aware of the type of food you eat or it could be putting you at a risk for cancer.
Below is a list of the Top 10 foods that contain carcinogens or is said to cause cancer.
1. Canned Goods
Most cans list up the ingredients on the back. Bisphenol-A or BPA, which is used to genetically alter the brain cells of rats, can be found in canned food.
Many thermal papers, plastic goods, dental composites, and water lines, have contained BPA.Instead of canned goods, you can protect your DNA by using fresh or frozen vegetables that have no added ingredients.
2. Farmed Fish
Fishes are also farmed in a crowded environment. Almost 60% of the salmon used in the USA comes from a farming operation. They use and treat them with pesticides, antibiotics, and other carcinogenic chemicals to control the virus, bacteria and parasite breakouts. Farmed fish also do not contain as much omega-3 as wild salmon.
3. Genetically Modified Foods or GMOs
The fastest growing industry of genetically modified crops is infiltrating our food supply market at a high rate. More than 90% of soy and corn found are genetically modified.
Experts say that proper testing was not done before GMO foods were added to the ingredient listing of thousands of products. When you buy a product, look for GMO-free labels whenever possible or buy organic, which means a product is not genetically modified.
4. Grilled Red Meat
Grilled foods taste delicious, but according to a scientific discovery, preparing meat this way releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines.
If you grill your red meat to the excess point of well-done, it changes the molecular and chemical structure of the meat. The better way to eat red meat is by broiling, baking or preparing it in a skillet than on the grill.
5. Microwave Popcorn
Microwave popcorn bags contain a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA.
This is a toxin you can also find in Teflon.According to a recent study at the University of California, PFOA is linked to infertility in women. Many studies were done in humans and lab animals showed that exposure to PFOA significantly increases the risk of bladder, kidney, pancreas, testicular and liver cancer.
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