Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I found an interesting and highly informative article regarding the top 5 cancer-causing foods. I got the information from Naturalnews website. Guess what? We all have the cancer-causing food in our kitchens, and that two or maybe three of the foods are our kids' (and ours?) favorites. Here, from an article of Mike Adams are the culprit.

Hot dogs: The Cancer Prevention Coalition recommends that children should not eat more than 12 hot dogs per month because of the risk of cancer. If you must have your hot dog fix, look for those without sodium nitrite listed among the ingredients.

Processed meats and bacon: These meats almost always contain the same sodium nitrite found in hot dogs. You can find some without nitrites, but you'll have to look for them in natural grocers or health food stores. Bacon is also high in saturated fat, which contributes to the risk of cancers, including breast cancer. Limiting your consumption of processed meats and saturated fats also benefits the heart.

Doughnuts: Doughnuts contain hydrogenated oils, white flour, sugar, and acrylamides. Essentially, they're one of the worst cancer foods you can possibly eat. Reader's Digest calls doughnuts "disastrous" as a breakfast food, and many experts agree it's probably one of the worst ways to start the day.

French fries: Fries are made with hydrogenated oil and fried at high temperatures. Some chains even add sugar to their fry recipe to make them even more irresistible. Not only do they clog your arteries with saturated fat and trans fat, they also contain acrylamides. They should be called "cancer fries," not French fries.

Chips / crackers / cookies: These generally contain white flour and sugar as well as trans fats, but it's not enough to simply look for these ingredients on the label; you have to actually "decode" the ingredients list that food manufacturers use to deceive consumers. They do this by hiding ingredients (such as hiding MSG in yeast extract, or by fiddling with serving sizes so they can claim the food is trans fat free, even when it contains trans fats (the new Girl Scout cookies use this trick).

It is possible to avoid all these bad food but that would take a real-hard-core-devotion to the cause, which, I'm sure, I don't possess (neither do you). The key is moderation. Instead of eating hot dogs every morning for breakfast, serve it only once a week. Don't buy bacon anymore. It's expensive and literally dripping with fat. Stop buying Frech fries or donuts for the sake of shutting up your whining kid (ouch!). Instead of muching on cookies and chips while watching TV, munch on low-fat popcorn popped or fiber-rich cereals. Better yet, stop watching TV and do some household chores. Eat more vegetables and less sugary food. For goodness sake, stop blogging for at least an hour and do some exercise!

Umm... I just hope I can follow my own advice.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 4/15/2008 06:31:00 PM 4 comments

4 comments:

  1. The catch with this is that parents should already be doing this and you forgot to add sugar sodas. When I was growing up my mother did not allow us any junk food, candy, sweets or sodas. And to this day I really am not that big on any of them except my Diet Dr. Pepper.

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  2. Woaa... doughnuts? I love J-Co. Should I give it up (I know cancer is a real monster, my mother had it)?

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  3. It's just a matter of discipline and not taking shortcuts...

    Or hiring someone to worry about it for you.

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  4. Parent should be practicing this at home so that their children will not be exposed to these kinds of food when their body needs the best nourishment.

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