Cured and Smoked Foods
Nitrites and nitrates are chemicals used as preservatives to prevent food from going rancid. However, they are also used to add color to the meat. When exposed to heat, these compounds change into by-products known as N-nitroso compounds, such as nitrosamines and nitrosamides. N-nitroso compounds are linked to increased risk of cancer development.
BPA Lined Cans
BPA is commonly found in hard plastics and resins, and it is used to coat metal cans. A number of in vitro and animal studies have found that this ingredient can lead to numerous health issues, including cancer, infertility, obesity and diabetes. Unless a canned item is labeled BPA free, it probably contains bisphenol-A (BPA). Also, you should know that BPA is found in a number of plastic products and dental composites.
Genetically modified food is present almost everywhere and therefore make sure you always buy foods that contain GMO free labels.
According to a recent study, farmed fish contain considerably higher levels of chemical pollutants than wild fish, including PCB`s- a known carcinogen. Due to overcrowding in fish farms, fish are more vulnerable to disease and therefore they are treated with antibiotics. Moreover, experts claim that fish are also susceptible to lice, which means they are treated with pesticides.
Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans-fats, have a chemical structure that has been modified to prevent the product from going rancid and to increase the shelf life. According to a recent study, conducted by a group of experts at the Harvard School of Public Health, trans-fats are associated with over-activity of the immune system, inflammation, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Are you familiar with the term PAHs? Polycyclic hydrocarbons or PAHs are created in the process of combustion, such as burning coal or wood. The problem occurs when fat from the meat drips on a fire, forming a flare up and smoke, which allows the PAHs to attach to the food, increasing the risk of carcinogenic exposure.
Non Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Conventionally grown crops are loaded with pesticides, herbicides, and GMO seeds. All these chemicals are dangerous for your health.
Popcorn bags contain Perfluoroalkyls, perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to prevent oil from soaking through the packaging. Therefore, when heated, these compounds leach in the popcorn, and when ingested, they can contaminate the blood. PFOA is link to tumors in animal organs( pancreas, liver, testicles and mammary glands in rats), and increases the risk of prostate cancer in PFOA plant workers.
According to medical experts, refined sugars are associated with unhealthy levels of blood fats, low HDL levels, high triglycerides, immune-suppression, arthritis, obesity, and heart disease. Also, scientists have found that cancer cells thrive on sugar.
Processed foods are abundant in nitrites and nitrates and when consumed in large amounts, they increase the risk of stomach and other types of cancer. Moreover, processed foods are loaded with white flours, sugars, oils, colors, flavorings and other harmful ingredients.
Soy Protein Isolate
The latest statistics have found that almost 90-95 percent of U.S.-grown soybeans, used to create soy protein isolate, are “Roundup ready”. This means they have been genetically modified to withstand herbicides. Soy protein isolates contain anti-nutrients that can develop or delay the body`s ability to digest food and absorb the nutrients in the blood stream, according to The American Dietetic Association. Moreover, soy undergoes highly industrial manufacturing process of acid washing in aluminum tanks. Aluminum has highly toxic effects to the nervous system and kidneys.
Soda and sports drinks have zero nutritional value. Moreover, they are loaded with fructose corn syrup, dyes, sugar, brominated vegetable oil (a flame retardant) aspartame and other chemicals which can lead to a number of health conditions.
The seeds of conventionally grown seeds are treated with fungicide. Then, the plants are treated with pesticides. These plants are stored in bins coated with insecticides. Grains are then processed in high temperature, high speed rollers. Eventually, you consume nothing but starch full of toxins with no nutritional value.
Cancer cells thrive on sugar and any type of sugar that is converted to sugar, including grains, pastas, carbs, breads and most fruits. Therefore, people who struggle with cancer should strictly avoid sugar.