Cancer is an umbrella of diseases. It is just not one disease, gradually it affects every part of your body. Similarly, it touches and affects all aspects of your life and takes a toll on you in every manner possible.
Physically affects your body, mentally exhausts you, and financially drains you. Stress becomes your life partner rather than your family and friends.
But all this can be avoided. The risk of cancer can be reduced a lot by eating healthy and avoiding few unhealthy choices in our food routine.
The proficient team of oncologists at Capitol Hospital, best healthcare in the region will discuss these food choices so as to make you more aware and reduce the risk of cancer.
Experts believe that more than half the cases of cancer can be prevented by some lifestyle changes, the food you take, physical activity of your body.
Few cancer-causing foods are mentioned below.
- MICROWAVE POPCORN
These days, there are so many advertisements in the televisions teaching us how to make popcorns in 2 minutes by microwaving some product. But maybe this 2minutes of your life is saved, but the risk that you have increased by making popcorn in themicrowave, how will that be accounted for?
Microwave Cancer has been linked to Lung cancer in so many researchers. Even the fumes which arise from the artificial butter flavoring contains a chemical called diacetyl. This is toxic to humans. It also contains PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) which is toxic and a likely carcinogen.
A man named Wayne Watson from Colorado won a settlement of $7 million in “popcorn lung lawsuit”. He was diagnosed with respiratory problems in 2007 after years of inhaling the smell of artificial butter. “Popcorn lung” refers to a potentially fatal respiratory disease that mostly develops in people who inhale diacetyl, a flavoring agent in artificial butter.
It is best to enjoy the popcorn the old-fashioned way, no diseases, healthier and customized taste of your own choosing.
- HYDROGENATED OILS
Hydrogenation is the process of chemically adding hydrogen to liquid oils to turn them into solid form. It can be complete or partial. The one which is partially hydrogenated contains trans-fat which is the worst form of fat you can consume.
Manufacturers use hydrogenated trans-fat because it increases their shelf life and keeps the flavors stable. These fats are linked to many heart diseases, weakening of the immune system and cancer.
For instance, hydrogenated oil is mostly used in the cooking of fried foods, packaged snacks, dough available in the market which is ready to use. Basically they are in foods which have saturated fats. Also, they increase your “bad” cholesterol.
Hydrogenated oils can be replaced with healthier alternatives like olive or coconut oils.
- FRENCH FRIES
We all love the tasty delicious French fries available in most of the fast food joints. But do you know that these enjoyable fries increase your risk of cancer too
Acrylamide is a chemical found in cigarettes and industrial building materials and this chemical were found in higher proportions in French fries according to a research which was conducted. This is cooked in hydrogenated oils, the ill effects of which you saw above.
- POTATO CHIPS
The potato chips are cheap, delicious and a quick snack for our starving hunger. But these quick snacks have many consequences. It contains trans-fat and excessive sodium which can cause high blood pressure, not to mention the bad effect it has on our weight.Acrylamide was also found in these chips during a research in greater proportions than a cigarette. Instead of this snacks, you can switch to healthier snack options like fruits.