3. Canned and packaged food
Canned food is a solution for many people who don’t get fresh food. However, it has its own demerits. The cans in which these foods are packed are made of aluminum lined with bisphenol-A (BPA).
Acidic foods like tomatoes are especially risky as the acid leeches the BPA and adds it to the food. Nowadays, there are packagings that are BPA free. Try buying them if you really need canned food.
The potato chips you are eating have lost of additives and flavor makers added to each packet. They are nonfood substances for your body. The method of preparing these chips is also not suitable for health.
For attaining the crispy texture, the potato is fried at ultra-high temperatures yielding acrylamide as a byproduct. It is the same substance found in cigarettes and is carcinogenic in nature.
5. Processed, smoked, and red meats
From steaks to sausages you like to have in your meal every day is also a potent source of carcinogenic elements in the body.
Most of the processed contain sodium nitrate as a preservative while the smoked food develops tar. Either of the substances is carcinogenic. Plus, red meat naturally has a characteristic element of risking the consumer to cancer by 22%.