Foods That May Get You Sick-3

Highly salted, pickled and smoked foods – These are foods that are cured by use of nitrates or nitrites. This acts as a preservative as well as adding color. Nitrates do not cause cancer in and of themselves. Under certain conditions these chemicals change once they are inside our body into something called N-nitroso. It is this N-nitroso that is associated with greater risk of developing cancers. Smoked foods absorb considerable amounts of tar that smoke produces. This is a known carcinogen. Eating highly salted, pickled and smoked foods greatly increases the risk of colorectal cancer and higher rates of stomach cancer. Cut down on these foods or eliminate them from your diet!

Highly processed white flour – You may already know white flour is not good for you, but why? Refining grains destroys the natural nutrients. Because in old days, mills would wait for the color to get white with time, these days, they use a chemical called chlorine gas to whiten flour. This gas is a dangerous irritant that is not safe to inhale according to the EPA. White flour has a very high glycemic rate, which quickly raises blood sugar levels and insulin levels. These can cause diabetes. There is also research happening about this feeding cancer cells in our body directly. Cancer cells feed mostly on sugars in the bloodstream. By avoiding refined grains, you can starve tumors in your body.

GMO’s – Genetically modified organisms are foods that have been modified by chemicals and grown with chemicals. In a research on rats who were fed GMO foods, showed damaged immune systems, pre-cancerous cell growth, smaller brains and livers, in just the first 10 days of consumption. The FDA has no testing procedures for GMO foods. Unfortunately, the American consumer becomes the guinea pig for FDA in this case. Almost all grains, including soybeans, wheat and corn have been grown via genetic modification. Because GMO does not have to be listed on food labels as a law, read carefully and look for labels that state the food is GMO free. You have to save yourself. It is your body, it is your life!

Refined Sugars – Not only known to spike insulin levels, but also the most preferable food for cancer cells. Cancer seems to have a sweet tooth. Sugars keep them alive and increase in size. High Fructose Corn Syrup are the favorite of cancer cells, because they can metabolize quickly and easy. HFCS is present in almost every food we buy. We do not need these sugars in our cereal, breads or meats. Though they are manufactured with it because of the excessive availability. Make the right choices for your own sake!