As you read in the previous blog, our food plays an important role in determining the risk of cancer. It is in our hands whether to increase it or reduce it.
So you should steer away from foods like Microwaved Popcorn, Hydrogenated Oils, French Fries, Potato Chips, GMOs, Canned products, processed meats.
The expert team of doctors at Capitol Hospital will discuss some more food choices in this regard.
- FARMED SALMON
Salmon is the collective name of fishes in the family of Salmonidae. Although salmon has many health benefits, the farmed version of this fish should be avoided at all costs. The farm raised fishes are fed unnatural diets. The food they eat is also rich in all kinds of pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, and antibiotics. It has been found to create carcinogens like asbestos. So have salmon but not the one produced in farms.
- SALTY AND SMOKED FOODS
Smoked food is a special technique used in cooking in which the food is exposed to smoke from some burning material like wood. It is the process of browning and cooking the food so as to preserve it for alonger duration.
We love the extra flavor it offers us but did you know that these foods have extra preservatives like nitrates added so that their shelf life can be increased. These nitrates in our stomach get converted to N-nitroso compounds, which increases our risk of cancer. Smoked foods too contain the same tar as found in acigarette.
Also when cooked at higher temperatures, these nitrates get converted into nitrites which are also harmful to us.
The most probable cancer from these foods is stomach and colorectal.
- REFINED WHITE FLOUR
Refined white flour, more commonly known as “savedatta” or “maida” in our region is another disaster when the risk of cancer is concerned. When the flour is refined, all the nutrients from that flour are removed. The carbohydrate level also becomes very high which can affect the blood sugar level in our body which in turn leads to thehigher creation of insulin without any nutritional content and that result in the growth of cancerous cells.
Following are some of the steps we can inculcate inour daily routine so as to reduce the risk of cancer.
- Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
- Reduce red meat and processed meats from your diet.
- Nonorganicproducts should be encouraged.
- Say no to junk food as it benefits no one in the long run.
- Avoid microwaved popcorn.
Stay healthy and be fit.