The top five cancer-causing foods are:
1. Hot dogs
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition
advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can’t
live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.
2. Processed meats and bacon
Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and
other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat
in bacon also contributes to cancer.
Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with
white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high
temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can
possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.
4. French fries
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then
fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl
amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called
cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams ..
5. Chips, crackers, and cookies
All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose
labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of