It’s no surprise that our environment plays a role in the likelihood of developing cancer, and yes, that includes the foods you eat. See, carcinogens are substances that directly contribute to your risk: things like tobacco and asbestos. But you may not know that carcinogens can also be found on your plate. And you’re most likely eating foods that cause cancer.
“You are what you eat—never a truer word was spoken,” says Dr. Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy. “Cancer is the second to coronary heart disease as the most common cause of death in affluent countries all around the world. It is estimated that half of all cancers and deaths could be prevented by eating the correct diet.”
She explains that the major underlying factor contributing to the development of cancer is oxidative stress.
“Every day,” she says, “your body produces ‘free radicals’ as a by-product of different cellular processes. These electron-charged particles damage your DNA. This is what happens as we age—cell damage and tissue degeneration. Oxidative stress drives the formation and growth of cancer cells.”
Some foods can counteract oxidative stress, neutralizing the effect of free radicals on our DNA. These foods contain what you know as antioxidants, which are present in many fresh fruits and vegetables. But you can also reduce the risk of developing cancer by cutting back on your consumption of carcinogenic foods.
Here are the 40 foods you should avoid whenever possible.
40 Shelf-Stable Meals
Shelf-stable meals contain pretty much all of the ingredients that define the “ultra-processed” category. This includes hydrogenated oils, which throw off the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in the body and thus contribute to general inflammation, which can, in turn, lead to cancer. [Click Next Button To Read More .. (Number 21 Will Surprise You ) ]