Carcinogens are those substances which cause cancer. In a report published by the World Health Organization in the year 2015, these food items have been regarded as carcinogenic and should not be consumed or should be avoided up to a great extent.

1. Processsed meat

Bacon, sausages, hot dogs, beef; all these food items when are preserved by salting or smoking or when chemical preservatives are added then it becomes carcinogenic. So it is best to avoid preserved food.

2. Alcohol

It is regarded as the number 1 carcinogenic. According to research conducted it was found that around 3200 cases of cancer in Australia were because of alcohol consumption every year. Alcohol causes mouth cancer or lung cancer. In a recent study, it was also found that it also has a severe impact on hormones which causes breast cancer.

3. Canned Tomatoes

Canned foods have a lining which is made up of a chemical called Bisphenol-A. This chemical causes breast cancer, infertility, early puberty, diabetes, and metabolic disorders. Canned tomatoes are considered exceptionally dangerous because they are highly acidic and because of this property the BPA mixes up with the fruit which is highly dangerous and should be avoided always.

4. Bread

The Environmental Working Group released an article stating that loaves of bread now-a-days contain potassium bromate. This chemical is used to speed up the manufacturing process. The chemical is known for causing nervous system disorders and also regarded as carcinogenic. Many countries such as the UK, Canada, Brazil has banned the use of this chemical.

5. Refined Sugars

Refined sugars are highly responsible for increasing the size of tumors. Cancer cells thrive on fructose-rich sweeteners . Cancer cells metabolize these sweeteners quickly. So always check the nutrition level before having refined sugars.

6. Dairy

Calcium is considered great for our bones but in a recent study, it has been found that high intake of calcium can lead to prostate cancer. Calcium lowers the count of dihydroxyvitamine D3. This hormone protects men from prostate cancer. So men must consume dairy keeping the amount of intake in mind.


Cancer is a disease which has taken many lives all across the world. So it's high time that one must get well acquainted with what to eat or what not to eat to avoid this deadly disease. Therefore, try avoiding the above-mentioned food items or consume them in a certain limit only.



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informative :)
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well done.