Millions of people unknowingly consume harmful foods every day. What’s worse is that many of us have some potentially cancer causing foods as staples of our diet.
We all know that some foods are better for us than others, but are there any bad enough to avoid completely? Research and recently completed long-term studies have brought to light some alarming results.
In addition to causing many problems like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes… certain foods have even been linked to cancer. So let’s take a look at some of the “worst offenders” and see what we really shouldn’t be putting in our bodies.
1. Soda Pop
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Sodas are a sugar loaded, empty source of calories that can be very detrimental to your health.
In addition to being linked with weight gain, inflammation, and insulin resistance, this sweet caffeinated beverage can lead to gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
This condition causes the stomach acid to leak back into the esophagus resulting in pain and burning (ouch!).
The American Journal of Nutrition also found in a recent study that soda drinkers actually have a higher risk of stroke than non-soda consumers.
In addition to this, soda pop contains a whole host of artificial colorings and chemicals (which are too numerous to list here). So it’s no surprise that drinking soda can lead to a higher risk of cancer.