Cancer, caused by a malfunction of the body’s cells, is a disease that continues to be a cause for concern. In fact, its victims are as many as ever and its risk factors are of increasing concern to the international community. Besides genetic predispositions and other internal factors recognized by doctors, its occurrence is often combined with an unhealthy lifestyle. According to many experts, including the WHO, certain carcinogenic foods play a significant role in the development of the disease.
In 2018, according to estimates, there will be 157,400 cancer victims in France and 9.6 million worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, WHO, nearly a third of these deaths are believed to be attributed to behavioral and dietary risk factors. As a matter of fact, many daily habits are believed to contribute to the development of the disease, including overweight, lack of exercise, alcohol and tobacco consumption and poor eating habits. Given the importance of a healthy and beneficial diet, experts advise avoiding or even banning certain foods because of their potential to cause cancer.
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 hazard associated with its consumption is no less important. As The American Institute for Cancer Research explains, cancer cells grow by feeding on glucose. Therefore, it is recommended that you choose unprocessed foods to avoid over-consumption of a food that could affect your health.
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