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The statement “everything causes cancer” has become a popular hyperbole, and one that some people use as rhetorical fodder to excuse their own dietary and lifestyle failures, particularly as they pertain to cancer risk. But the truth of the matter is that many common food items have, indeed, been scientifically shown to increase cancer risk, and some of them substantially. Here are 10 of the most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods that you should never eat again:
1) Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). It goes without saying that GMOs have no legitimate place in any cancer-free diet, especially now that both GMOs and the chemicals used to grow them have been shown to cause rapid tumor growth. But GMOs are everywhere, including in most food derivatives made from conventional corn, soybeans, and canola. However, you can avoid them by sticking with certified organic, certified non-GMO verified, and locally-grown foods that are produced naturally without biotechnology 
2) Processed meats. Most processed meat products, including lunch meats, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, contain chemical preservatives that make them appear fresh and appealing, but that can also cause cancer. Both sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate have been linked to significantly increasing the risk of colon and other forms of cancer, so be sure to choose only uncured meat products made without nitrates, and preferably from grass-fed sources (http://www.organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/processedmeat050305.cfm).


3) Microwave popcorn. They might be convenient, but those bags of microwave popcorn are lined with chemicals that are linked to causing not only infertility but also liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in microwave popcorn bag linings as “likely” carcinogenic, and several independent studies have linked the chemical to causing tumors. Similarly, the diacetyl chemical used in the popcorn itself is linked to causing both lung damage and cancer (http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400701/Microwave-Popcorn-Threat.html).


4) Soda pop. Like processed meats, soda pop has been shown to cause cancer as well. Loaded with sugar, food chemicals, and colorings, soda pop acidifies the body and literally feeds cancer cells. Common soda pop chemicals like caramel color and its derivative 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) have also specifically been linked to causing cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/031383_caramel_coloring_cola.html).


5) ‘Diet’ foods, beverages. Even worse than conventional sugar-sweetened soda pop, though, is “diet” soda pop and various other diet beverages and foods. A recent scientific review issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of more than 20 separate research studies found that aspartame, one of the most common artificial sweeteners, causes a range of illnesses including birth defects and cancer. Sucralose (Splenda), saccharin and various other artificial sweeteners have also been linked to causing cancer (http://www.dailymail.co.uk).





6) Refined ‘white’ flours. Refined flour is a common ingredient in processed foods, but its excess carbohydrate content is a serious cause for concern. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention found that regular consumption of refined carbohydrates was linked to a 220 percent increase in breast cancer among women. High-glycemic foods in general have also been shown to rapidly raise blood sugar levels in the body, which directly feeds cancer cell growth and spread (http://www.naturalnews.com/001812_cancer_prevention.html).

7) Refined sugars. The same goes for refined sugars, which tend to rapidly spike insulin levels and feed the growth of cancer cells. Fructose-rich sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are particularly offensive, as cancer cells have been shown to quickly and easily metabolize them in order to proliferate. And since cookies, cakes, pies, sodas, juices, sauces, cereals, and many other popular, mostly processed, food items are loaded with HFCS and other refined sugars, this helps explain why cancer rates are on the rise these days (http://www.naturalnews.com/038071_cancer_sugar_sweets.html).


8) Conventional apples, grapes, and other ‘dirty’ fruits. Many people think they are eating healthy when they buy apples, grapes, or strawberries from the store. But unless these fruits are organic or verified to be pesticide-free, they could be a major cancer risk. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that up to 98 percent of all conventional produce, and particularly the type found on its “dirty” fruits list, is contaminated with cancer-causing pesticides (http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list/).

9) Farmed salmon. Farmed salmon is another high-risk cancer food, according to Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany. According to his assessment, farmed salmon not only lacks vitamin D, but it is often contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), flame retardants, pesticides, and antibiotics (http://www.albany.edu/ihe/salmonstudy/pressrelease.html).





10) Hydrogenated oils. They are commonly used to preserve processed foods and keep them shelf-stable. But hydrogenated oils alter the structure and flexibility of cell membranes throughout the body, which can lead to a host of debilitating diseases such as cancer. Some manufacturers are phasing out the use of hydrogenated oils and replacing them with palm oil and other safer alternatives, but trans fats are still widely used in processed foods (http://www.naturalnews.com/010095_hydrogenated_oils_unhealthy.html).




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  1. What about all meats in the stores whose bodies were overloaded with gmo corn and soy. Wouldn't they also be primarily gmo then since the toxins coursed through all their tissue and blood? And in all dairy products that you would buy in the store as well unless they are labeled organic?

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    1. Definitely Unhealthy Cancer-Causing Food

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  2. So in other words everything kills you

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  3. Organic food do not kill but I know this own experience that there are some "natural and organic" that are not so healthy that it says on the propaganda on itch products also. you most see all numbers and symbols and if it looks perfect like fruits and salads, etc.., then you probably are buying GMO check out the codes and where it come from. buy local food maybe a bit safer, but some kinds of food check it not come from Japan or china ,because of the radiation of Hiroshima etc., like buying fish or Sushi might be dangerous for your health.Other things I know also is that we buy a toothpaste "natural without flour and without additives it says".... (Totally false) I check it have the black stripe and it means that is total chemical in that toothpaste...see it at the end of the product is a tiny stripe you will see in the supermarket is marked also blue red green and black. Black is pure chemical red and blue is mixed with chemical and small parts of natural ingredients.Green is natural product only.There are many methods that can solve all cancer producer food check it up Youtube and go for natural solutions...Vegveb.com, and how you do you can do at home many receipt that are a great solution to have a better health. Be careful fast food is not recommended they mix a lot to produce more and to get more money like mix horse meat,etc... And is sad but they don’t tell you that they mixed because then they not can sell it to the people.Hope it help to some of you :)

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  4. Sorry. Dont live on a farm and organic is too expensive. I'll take my chances. No disrespect to those who do organic though. I just don't see it as feesable to a person on a very tight budget.

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    1. Farmers markets are everywhere. In some cases less expensive than grocery stores and always organic and local and healthy

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  5. It is so bad that sometimes I feel the government is trying to kill us off. You can hardly find anyone that you can buy fresh milk from because it is illegal to sell. We should be able to buy what we want to.

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    1. Almond milk. Non-gmo certified. Not that hard to buy organic.

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  6. Eat healthy, exercise, don't smoke....die anyway!!!

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  7. What about frozen veggies?

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  8. Anonymous u need to chill tfo
    Being negative never helps anyone! My solution grow your own fruits with Aero gardens organic seeds! People stop depending on these crazy ass people/ businesses/ corporations to feed you and your family! If you have to have beef and you can afford it put your money together and deal directly with the farmers yourselves! Etc....etc....etc.....Common sense is free and so are my opinions!!!!!

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  9. So everything kills us?

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