This probably does not come to mind everyday whether or not the food you are eating contains carcinogens, however around 1.5 million people were diagnosed last year with any sort of cancer. According to http://naturalon.com/10-of-the-most-cancer-causing-foods/, there are 16 everyday foods that can cause cancer.
1. Microwave Popcorn: The inside of the bags are lined with perfluorooctanoic acid which is a chemical toxin. According to scientific studies done, perfluorooctanoic is linked to women in a infertility type of way. Another chemical that is on the popcorn itself is diacetyl.
2. Non- Organic fruits: When you go to a food store, have you ever questioned whether or not to buy organic or non- organic foods? When i go with my family we can never tell the difference between organic and non-organic foods when we cook them so usually we buy non-organic. In 2009, a study was done that found that when pregnant women drink water with atrazine in it, their baby weights less. Which fruit do you think is the worst contaminated one? Apples are the worst. 98 percent of apples have pesticides.
3. Canned Tomatoes: It is not unknown that most canned foods are unhealthy. Personally, i try not to eat canned foods because i know how processed they are, but I did not know they were this bad. The cans are lined with the chemical bisphenol. Tomatoes have a high acidity which make them more dangerous.
4.Processed Meats: When I think of processed meats I think of stuff that contains a ton of sodium. The salts that are used to make these meats are extremely damaging to health. Processed meats contain chemicals, and sodium nitrates.
5.Potato chips: I know potato chips are extremely unhealthy but I also know how good they are. They are high in fat and calories which obviously causes weight gain. They have artificial flavors, many preservatives, and the material which makes them crispy called acrylamide which is found in cigarettes.
6.Artificial sweeteners: Most use artificial sweeteners in coffee, teas, baked goods etc. Aspartame has been found in many artificial sweeteners. These sweeteners prohibit the human body to monitor its daily calorie consumption.
7. Alcohol: Have you ever heard of the freshman 15? Most of the weight gained comes from alcohol, not just bad dining hall food . Late night eating is caused from alcohol. It is the second leading cause of cancer.
In a sense, anything can cause cancer. The foods listed above are some everyday foods that can cause cancer which you may have not known. It is shocking that scientists have not found ways to prevent these foods from causing cancer or using different chemicals and ingredients.