Is Cancer Preventable?
In the past it seemed as though people did not pay as much attention to the latest reports about what causes cancer because it appeared that just about everything from hair dryers to dinner plates were dangerous. It reached a point when people just rolled their eyes every time the newest cause of cancer had been discovered.
Well here’s where it gets interesting and disturbing at the same time… we are learning more and more each day that certain foods or ingredients that we consume actually have a strong link to cancer growth. This nothing to roll our eyes at! The current research is saying that many cancers are preventable if we make the necessary changes in our diet and lifestyle. I have basically become obsessed with this topic and almost ended up in divorce when I asked my husband to eliminate certain cancer causing foods out of his diet. Fortunately, he has been surviving just fine without these foods and so is our marriage.
I would like to share some basic information that both my cancer research hospital revealed and several cancer related websites have published over the past year.
Nitrates-found in hot dogs, packaged deli meats and bacon. – Nitrate free options are now available in many stores.
Fried foods such doughnuts and French fries.
BBQ food that is cooked quickly and at a high heat releases a cancer causing chemical. Not saying to avoid your annual neighborhood BBQ, but take the steps necessary to reduce this exposure by marinating your meat and using leaner, smaller cuts of meat. Maybe even ‘pre-cooking” the meat prior to placing it on the grill.
Trans Fat (Just bad for you for so many reasons)
Altering the consumption of these foods is not that difficult anymore. Many stores have healthier alternatives.
Just something to consider before you grab that all too convenient donut on the way to work. :)