Watching what you eat will take on a whole new meaning when you realize how dangerous certain foods can be to your health. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (also known as PAHs) occur when you grill certain meats as a result of the associated combustion method that is involved in the cooking process. These hydrocarbons have been linked to several carcinogens, causing them to increase your risk of certain cancers. Blood contaminants called perfluorooctanoic acids are found in microwave popcorn which can also heighten your risk of developing cancer.
- According to the American Institute for Cancer, 60 percent to 70 percent of all cancers can be prevented and this through available information and simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
- To avoid cancer, one item you should avoid at all costs are metallic cans lined with BPA. It is found in hard plastics and resins.
- BPA through several laboratory studies has been linked to cancer, infertility, diabetes and obesity, and it can also be found in dental composites.
“With that encouraging statement in mind, this article addresses changes you can make in your day to day dietary lifestyle that will not only improve your health but help provide you with knowledge of some possibly carcinogenic foods to avoid to aid in your efforts of cancer prevention.”