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There are foods that can promote the appearance of tumors and that diet plays a fundamental role, both in the prevention of cancer and in exposure to an increased risk. What foods can cause cancer?

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Eating badly violates our health, but sometimes the problem lies in those foods that look healthy but are not that healthy. Pay attention to food labels and note substances that we should not abuse in their consumption.

Foods that can cause cancer

Can you talk about foods that favor the onset of cancer? The debate is open. Although scientific research is not conclusive in ensuring that a particular food has a decisive effect on the development of tumors, it does not take into account the close relationship between the diet we carry and the increased risk of developing malignant tumors. For example, in 2015, WHO launched a recommendation to reduce consumption of red and processed meat to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer.



Vegetable fats

Several studies have pointed out that vegetable fats may not be as safe as we thought. These are substances that we can find in cookies, cakes and other sweets, and that can be bought in the supermarket.

It is always advisable to read the label of the product to see if it contains any particular component, such as shortening or partially hydrogenated soybean oil. These fats are harmful to health if they appear in their hydrogenated form, since that means they have undergone a long process of transformation. These hydrogenation processes add hydrogen to the unsaturated triglycerides, in order to give the food substances a greater consistency.

Beverages with refined sugars

In particular, among beverages containing refined sugars, in terms of food safety, one is the drink of eggnog. At the outset, it has an excessive amount of sugar, and some of which packaged products of this type are not even made from egg, but based on fructose and corn syrup. In this type of food is often including artificial flavors to emulate the spices.

Concentrated broth tablets

Concentrated broth tablets contain glutamate. Several studies have found the correlation between the consumption of this substance and cancer. In particular, its negative effect on health would be caused by the excitotoxins, which would initiate a process of tissue degeneration.

Stiff meat filling

The same problem as in the previous case, the monosodium glutamate which may contain the stiff meat filling preparations. This compound is indicated by the abbreviations E621. It is a flavor enhancer, used as an additive. Various investigations have insisted on the harmful effects that can cause this substance.

Meat with sodium nitrite

When we purchased the meat at the supermarket we were always looked at if it had been packed for a long time. This long-term preservation is guaranteed by the use of sodium nitrite, a chemical. Scientific research, including those carried out by the Global Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have put a lot of emphasis on the desirability of avoiding this substance.

Sweets with coloring

The colorings that are between the foods additives must be avoided. Often, the colorings are found in cookies, cakes and other sweets that we include in the daily diet. It is important to always read the labels of packaged foods to detect all those components that are identified by the letter E.

Burnt toast

Beware of over-baking or toasting bread because, according to the recommendation of the Food Standards Agency, dependent on the British Government, it may contain substances that increase the carcinogenic risk. Foods high in starch (bread, cereals, potatoes …) should not be baked or toasted too much.