12 Foods that Might Kill You Before Bacon Does
We assume that you have already heard about the World Health Organizations bad news that bacon can cause cancer. But we also assume that you might have not known that other foods are even are worse than bacon.
Here are 12 carcinogenic foods that you probably consume on a daily basis and are as harmful as bacon.
No matter what type of alcohol you choose, a glass of red wine, a cold beer or a martini, it is the alcohol itself that increase the risk of developing cancer. The more alcohol you drink, the higher the risk of developing or dying from cancer, claimed the National Cancer Institute. According to a study of more than 28, 000 women who consumed more alcohol per day had for 12% higher risk for developing breast cancer. According other research, excess consumption of alcohol increases the risk for developing colon cancer by 7%.
French fries and potato chips
Very little is known that amino acid called asparagines found in potatoes when fried produce a chemical called acrylamide. Acryl amide is used for plastic production and also found in cigarette, which makes it a carcinogenic. According WHO, high levels of acryl amide in your blood is linked with an increased risk for breast, endometrial, ovarian and renal cancers.
Cereal and toast
There are other foods, beside potato, that produce acryl amide when fried, such as cereal and toast. There is no certain proof whether eating these foods can cause cancer, but American Cancer Society, suggests that reducing your toast and cereal intake will reduce your acryl amide intake as well.
Salt, pickles and salty fish
After you read this, you might consider whether you will eat salty foods in future. Salt that you add in your food to flavor it, leads to cancer development. According the analyzes from seven studies which included more than 268, 000 people, those who consumed the most salt have a 68% higher risk for stomach cancer development than those who eat the least salt. Those who love to eat pickles are up to 27% more likely to develop stomach cancer, and those who love salty fish such as like lox, salt cod, or pickled herring, have a 24% higher risk.
Milk, eggs, chicken and cheese
According to one population-based study published last year, every food that is animal-based can lead to cancer. Therefore, the bacon is not the only animal-based food to blame. A research showed that people aged between 50 to 65 who got at least 20% of their calories from animal-based protein have 4% higher risk of developing or dying from cancer than those who got less than 10% of their calories from animal-based protein.