Top 10 Cancer-Causing Foods In Your Kitchen

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2. Processed Meat

Processed meats, such as bacon, hot dogs and sausages are made from leftover meats that could not have been put to better use.

Processed meats are loaded with sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate, compounds that are linked to various forms of cancer, particularly colon cancer.

In simple terms, processed meats are hardly food at all and should absolutely be eliminated from the grocery list once and for all.

In addition to harmful chemicals, processed meats contain excessive amounts of salt that are detrimental to your health.

These “foods” increase the risk of other health problems, particularly heart disease and early death, as shown in a study that looked at individuals who ate 160 g of processed meats on a daily basis, compared those who ate 20 grams or less. This study lasted for almost 13 years and involved individuals from more than 10 countries.


One Comment

  1. Robert Cruder

    June 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Some repeat “common wisdom” to appear expert. Why would fruit contain atrazine which is fatal to every fruiting plant?

    Bruce Ames (of the Ames test for mutagens) found that plants protect themselves. Even fruits contain compounds toxic or distasteful to insects and small mammals that would digest rather than spread seeds.

    Omnivores such as humans can generally detoxify them but they remain toxic to carnivores such as cats and dogs. Natural constituents are not tested for safety and only rarely are banned (like safrole). Ames considered them and “natural” insecticides far greater risks than synthetic insecticides, herbicides or fungicides.

    The former affect multiple systems in multiple species while the latter are designed and tested against a single system in their target species. The chemicals being criticized have been proved safe for humans and domestic pets at levels found in food and those levels are regulated.

    To forego fruits and vegetables or to reduce consumption due to the higher price of “organics” will result in more rather than less disease.

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