Here is a list of 5 foods that are known to be linked to causing cancer. Avoid these foods whenever possible.
- Microwave Popcorn
contains a highly toxic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the bag lining.
- Canned Tomatoes
Canned tomatoes are extra harmful, because they have a high acidity which allows them to soak up the BPA at a more rapid pace than other canned foods. Buy only fresh tomatoes from your local supermarket instead.
- Farmed Salmon
Most people are aware of the many benefits of salmon, but not all are aware that the source of your fish matters as well. Farmed salmon has been proven to have high level of contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and toxaphene, which are known to cause cancer.
- Hydrogenated Oil
Unlike natural oils like olive, soy, or canola, hydrogenated oil is extracted artificially from vegetables and has been linked to causing cancer. This type of oil has a high amount of preservatives in it that helps prolong the shelf-life of many processed foods and change the way they taste and smell.Avoid whenever possible.
- Potato Chips
This popular snack has been known to have acrylamide, a popular carcinogen that is found in cigarettes. This chemical is produced from deep-frying the chips in temperatures that reach 248 degrees Fahrenheit and is a necessary step to make the chips crispy. Unfortunately, acrylamide has been linked with causing cancer and foods like potato chips should be cut out of a daily diet.