6 CANCEROUS CAUSING FOODS THAT YOU EAT & MAY POSE THREAT TO YOUR HEALTH


There are majority of food stuffs nowadays sold or being eaten without even knowing that they may develop a cancerous growth or tumors in you, you eats this foods almost daily but due to ignorance, you may not know they are detrimental to your health.

Cancers as it is, is one of the leading and recent causes of human death. There are various type of cancers but the ones we are familiar with that are dangerous are the cancer of the liver, breasts, lungs, kidneys, bladder and pancreas. 




These are some of the picks of 6 cancerous foods you are probably familiar with but may affects your health. 

 1. *POPCORNS*
Popcorn can be consider an healthy snack eaten by everyone,especially by campus students, but the microwave used in popping it out is the problem. It contains a microwave bags which are lined with a chemical called PERFLUORO-OCTANOIC ACID (PFOA).

Many studies have suggested that consuming PFOA can cause cancers of the kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas, and testicles.

2 *SODA*
Sodas contains an artificial colorings and chemicals which maybe considered carcinogenic, such as derivative 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), and are known to increase cancer risk.

3. *CANNED FOODS/DRINKS*

The problem we may have with our canned foods is the storage. Almost all aluminum cans are considered to be lined with cancer causing BISPHENOL-A (BPA). Tomatoes and other foods with high acidity are especially dangerous to eat out of a can because the acid tends to leech BPA directly into the food at high levels. The same thing goes to canned drinks, such as Coca-Cola, bullets, even malts, these drinks contains a very strong preservative that may be considered to be cancerous especially after taking after many days post-production. 

I will advice you to buy fresh or frozen products, unless the can is specifically labeled as BPA-free.

4. *POTATO CHIPS*
Potatoes are very high in fat and sodium contents, they also contain artificial flavors, preservatives, and food colors that may be detrimental to the body system. 

The problems loom when they are fried at high heat to achieves their desirable crispy texture which can probably creates an ACRYLAMIDE, which is considered to be carcinogenic in nature, it's been known that these content are also found in cigarettes. 

5. *SMOKED/PROCESSED MEATS*

Proceesed meats such as hamburgers, hot dogs, suya, sausage, and what the yoruba probably called 'Asun' (smoked meats) are dangerous to the body because they takes on tar during the processing which are all considered carcinogenic to the body.

Whereas, most processed meats are consider to be a problem because they contain preservatives like sodium nitrate, which is good for keeping the product looking fresh but can cause cancer.

6. *BROMATE BREADS*

Yes, breads are hygienic and good for the body because they contain some essential food ingredients that the body system needs. But have you ever wonder why some bread even after 3 or 4 days are still soft as if they are just been baked? The reasons are not far-fetched, it's due to the bromate contents use in its preservations, some years back in Nigeria, the ministry of health raise alarm that people should desist from potassium bromate breads, the bread bakers use bromate to preserves bread to their own advantage, so that they can sell it out even after 3days of production and we ignorantly still buy it due to its freshness and taste without knowing they are causing us more harm than good.

Please, I will kindly advice that you should go for a bread that is LABELED BROMATE FREE. Bromate are considered to be cancerous to the body which can greatly affect your health in the future. 

The bottom line is that, you must be careful with what you eat and drink, you are what you eat, and note that not all canned foods and drinks are posed to be potentially dangerous, but they may be, if the preservatives or ingridents used in productions are not line with FDA or NAFDAC approval.

@clinicgists

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