Cancer, unsurprisingly is still among the lead causes of death worldwide. According to Cancer Research UK, cancer accounts for an estimate of 8.2 million deaths a year; and this number is still increasing despite the advancements in the different treatments. Moreover, in 2012 there has been a total of 14.1 million documented new cases of worldwide. Cancer has different types and it varies depending on the organ of the body affected. And age is not a eliminating variable – cancer does not discriminate because even a day-old baby can have it. Up to date, there are more than 100 types of cancer and they are very deadly in their respective ways. According to a medical study, there are several ways on how one can get cancer.
While some may be hereditary, some can be caught through environmental exposure and through one’s lifestyle – eating, and stuff related to health. Environmental exposure like being in a radiation zone, in a heavily polluted area, or to a toxic zone increases the risk of having cancer cells spread through the body. Now, as they say, prevention is really better than care. To prevent getting these deadly and scary cancer cells, one can start living a healthier lifestyle. To start off, he and she can start with choosing the right food and avoiding those which enables the growth of cancer cells. Here’s a list of food you should stop eating now to prevent the spread of cancer cells!
Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
Probably one of the main feature and as they say, one of the major breakthroughs of science this century is about the successful experiment of these Genetically Modified Organisms. These GMOs are basically genetically-engineered species (plants, animals, bacterial, and viral genes) designed to withstand the different changes in the environment.
Take for example the different genetically modified crops like corn, eggplant, and cotton among others. These plants are modified to withstand the attack of different pests and insects. This process of engineering has surely accounted for the increase of production. According to a study, different products which have been engineered, or those Genetically Modified Food are being circulated in the market freely; 80% of the processed food items in the US local supermarket contain genetically modified ingredients. While it may sound good – being pest and insect free, using and eating GMOs also has a downside. Because GMOs uses foreign DNA which are just injected the plants body, there is a great possibility of it being toxic. There has been a study that GMOs can results to very adverse health problems, which may include growth of malignant cancer cells. Now, these high risk GMOs include Alfalfa, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Papaya, Soy, Sugar beet, Yellow summer squash / zucchini, Animal products, Microbes and enzymes. Make sure to think twice before purchasing these in your local supermarket.