Caused by a dysfunction in the body’s cells, cancer is a disease that continues to worry. Indeed, its victims are still as numerous as ever and its risk factors are of increasing concern to the international community. Beyond genetic predispositions and other internal factors recognized by doctors, its onset is often combined with an unhealthy lifestyle. According to many experts, including the WHO, certain carcinogenic foods play a predominant role in the development of the disease.
In 2018, the number of cancer victims is estimated at 157,400 in France and 9.6 million worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, WHO, nearly a third of these deaths are attributed to behavioural and dietary risk factors. Indeed, many daily habits are believed to promote the development of the disease, including overweight, lack of exercise, alcohol and tobacco consumption, and unhealthy eating. In view of the importance of a healthy and beneficial diet, experts advise avoiding or even ban certain foods because of their carcinogenic risk.
1- Refined sugars
Sugar is present in a majority of healthy ingredients such as fruits and vegetables and other carbohydrates that we consume on a daily basis. However, it also exists in “refined” or processed form and would, therefore, have no nutritional value. Although it is categorized as an indirect risk factor, the danger associated with its consumption is no less significant. As explained by The American Institute for Cancer Research, cancer cells develop by feeding on glucose. Therefore, it is recommended to choose unprocessed foods in order to avoid over-consumption of food that could affect your health.
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