Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs): Genetically modified crops are getting into our food supply at a frightening rate. More than 90% of corn and soy are now genetically modified. Experts are in general agreement that not enough testing has been done before GMO foods were added to our food supply. No one – and this includes growers and manufacturers of GMO foods – knows the long-term effects they will have on our health.
Microwave Popcorn: Whether it’s the chemically-lined bag or the actual contents, microwave popcorn is at the core of lung cancer debates around the world. Not only are the kernels and oil likely to be from GMO modified corn, the fumes released from artificial butter flavoring contain diacetyl, which is toxic for humans to consume.
Grilled Red Meat: Scientists have found that grilling meats - especially processed meats like hot dogs – releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. Grilling red meat to the point of well-done, changes the chemical and molecular structure of the meat, thus affecting our health.
Refined Sugar: High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other refined sugars are said to be the biggest cancer-causing foods. Refined sugars, and other foods made with them, cause major insulin spikes and nourish the growth of cancer cells. Nowadays, oncologists are using diabetes medication to fight cancer cells, proving that mutated cancer cells thrive on sugar.
Salted, Pickled, and Smoked Foods: Since these products need prolonged shelf life, they usually contain preservatives, such as nitrates. These additives, used in such processed foods, may accumulate in your body over time. Eventually, toxins such as these can result in damage at the cellular level, leading to diseases such as cancer.
Soda and Carbonated Beverages: For over twenty years, sodas have been at the center of a raging health debate as a major cancer-causing food. Filled with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dyes, and a variety of other harmful chemicals, sodas are bad for your overall health. They have zero nutritional value, depriving your body of the nutrients you get from healthier foods. Adding “diet” to the label means you’re also probably consuming aspartame – which is on the same level as rat poison is to human cells.
White Flour: Refined white flour has zero nutritional value. The glycemic index for white flour is very high – thereby spiking your insulin levels without delivering nutritional fuel. Simple sugars, such as refined carbohydrates, are the ideal fuel source for cancer growth.