Over 1.25 MILLION people will be diagnosed with one of several forms or types of cancer this year, and those numbers show no sign of slowing down! The reasons behind such high incidents of various cancers are not fully known. However, one of the issues for this rising number may possibly lie in what we are eating every day. The foods we eat, even ones we think of as “healthy”, may cause health issues.
One thing that may surprise most of us is what is in many of the foods that we eat. Believe it is not, there are foods that we eat that contain carcinogens or cancer causing toxins.
Who doesn’t love having a bag of warm popcorn with a movie at night? Microwave popcorn is a widely consumed snack, but what you might not know are the harmful effects that is can have on our bodies. You know those bags that I just mentioned? Microwave popcorn bags are lined up with perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) which is commonly found in Teflon. This is the one of the causes of bladder, kidney, and lung cancer.
To make things worse, the popcorn inside the bag contains soybean oil and the preservative propyl gallate. This ingredient is known to cause skin rashes and other skin problems. And by the way, if the bag doesn’t mention using GMO corn, may as well assume that there’s no organic corn being used either.
Just go in your grocery store and you can see that soda is popular! And for many, myself included, it’s a drink that is being consumed daily. Studies have shown that daily intake of soda can result in higher chances of a stroke. That’s on top of the fact that the sugar in each non-diet version can cause weight gain and obesity.
Regular consumption gradually increases blood sugar that affects insulin and inflammation resistance. Sodas can potentially cause gastro-esophageal reflux disease where the stomach’s contents are released into the esophagus and results in pain and burning when reacting to stomach acid. For those that like diet soda, well, those ingredients are enough to cause many a health issue as well.