Along with diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiopulmonary diseases, liver cirrhosis, stroke, and obesity, cancer is one of the scariest diseases that may arise from bad eating habits and lifestyle. Cancer is due to the mutations of DNA within the cells, causing the uncontrolled cell growth. It could cause serious symptoms that can ruin all the aspects of life. Moreover, if it is left undetected, neglected, and untreated it could cause death.
Lifestyle and diet are thought to be roots of disease occurrence. The world is moving fast, so do our eating habits and lifestyle. It is true that most people just have to work, accomplish tasks, disregard exercise, and forget to eat healthy foods. However, these days there are lots of eating and lifestyle generated diseases manifesting on an individual’s health. These diseases may occur to anyone and, regardless of the gender and age. You may not know that you are feeding yourself with cancer day by day. In order to lessen your risk, cut its roots. Prevention is better than cure. Here are the comfort foods that could make you high risk for cancer.
Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)
Genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been changed through genetic engineering techniques. Genetic modification process involves the insertion, mutation, or deletion of genes, causing the plants to be resistant to pests, spoilage, or environments conditions. The chemicals inserted into the crops can significantly increase the risk of cancer. Refined sugar, flours, and its products such as sodas are also included on this GMO list.
However processed red meats such as hot dogs, ham, bacon, and sausage are strongly known as cancer causing foods. They might be your favorite foods but they are chemically treated.
Scientists found out that grilling can change the chemical and molecular structure of the meat. It can release heterocyclic aromatic amines, which are a carcinogen.
Farm salmons are associated with cancer toxins. A study shows that farmed salmon has high to content compared to the wild salmons. These chemicals come from the potentially polluted farm water in which the salmon are bred.
The hydrogenated oil contains trans fats. It is mixed with certain chemicals that have been proven to alter the structure of our cell membranes.