“Research has shown that most cancers can be prevented. Scientists now estimate that 60 percent to 70 percent of cancers are all preventable through currently available information and simple changes in diet and lifestyle.” (published on the American Institute for Cancer).
BPA lined cans – this ingredient is usually found in hard plastics and it’s used to coat metal cans. A recent study has linked this ingredient to many ailments, such as: cancer, infertility, diabetes and obesity. Unless a canned item is labelled BPA free, it’s likely to contain bisphenol-A (BPA).
Cured and Smoked Foods – nitrates and nitrites act as preservatives to prevent food from spoiling, they also add color to meats. The experts warn that when these 2 compounds are cooked, nitrites and nitrates change into by-products called N-nitroso compounds, such as nitrosamines and nitrosamides. N-nitroso compounds are associated with an increased risk of cancer.
Farmed Fish – farmed fish contains higher levels of chemical pollutants than wild fish, including PCB’s (carcinogen). They are also more susceptible to sea lice, which means they are also treated with pesticides.
GMOs – UNFORTUNATELY, Genetically Modified Organisms have infiltrated our food supply at an alarming rate. You should definitely avoid GMO foods. Look for GMO free labels on foods.
Grilled Meat – Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, are produced through certain types of combustion, such as the burning of coal or wood. An additional problem is created when fat from meat drips onto a fire, creating a flare up and smoke, this allows the PAHs to affix themselves to the food you’re cooking increasing your risk for carcinogenic exposure.
Non Organic Fruits & Vegetables – the conventionally grown crops are grown with pesticides, herbicides and GMO seeds.
Processed foods – processed foods are loaded with nitrites and nitrates! And, as we mentioned before, when you consume these compounds in large amounts, you’ll increase your risk of stomach and other cancers. Processed foods are loaded with white flours, sugars, oils, colors, flavorings and other unhealthy ingredients.
Refined Sugars – refined sugar is “linked” with many different health issues, such as; unhealthy levels of blood fats, low HDL levels, increased risk for heart disease, higher blood triglyceride levels, obesity, immune suppression, arthritis and a host of other health problems. The medical experts also claim that all cancer cells thrive on sugar.
Soda – are you a fan of soda? If YES, then you must know that there is no nutritional value in drinking soda. These drinks are loaded with fructose corn syrup, sugar, dyes, brominated vegetable oil (a flame retardant), aspartame and other chemicals. They rob your body of much needed vitamins and minerals.
White Flour – the commercially grown grains begin with seeds that are treated with fungicide. The plants are then sprayed with pesticides. They are harvested and stored in bins coated with insecticides. Which all increase your toxic load. Grains are then processed in high temperature, high speed rollers. Chlorine oxide in the form of a chlorine gas bath is used as a whitener, as well as an aging agent. So, you actually consume a starch devoid of nutrients and full of toxins.
Soy Protein Isolate – did you know that almost 90-95% of U.S.-grown soybeans, used to create soy protein isolate, are “Roundup ready,” which means they have been genetically altered to withstand herbicides? The American Dietetic Association has reported that soy protein isolates are known to contain anti-nutrients that can develop or delay the body’s ability to digest food and absorb the nutrients into the blood stream.