With so many myths surrounding possible causes of cancer, it’s hard to determine what the true dangers are. The good news is that when it comes to food, there aren’t that many specific types linked to cancer.
Foods generally are not as carcinogenic as smoking, radiation, or viruses. However, there are a handful of foods that have been linked to a higher risk of cancer. While consuming any of these in moderation is fine, consuming them in high amounts and frequently could be a problem. Let’s find out what the foods are:
- Processed meats – Smoked or cured meats such as hot dogs, sausages and burgers are considered carcinogens
- Pickled or highly salted foods – A high intake of salted fish, pickled vegetables, and salty snacks are linked to stomach cancer
- Charred meat – it causes DNA-damaging to the meat which leads to cancer when consumed
- Piping hot beverages – Drinking very hot coffee, tea, or soup on a regular basis is linked to a greater risk of esophageal cancer
In addition, excessively consuming foods that are high in saturated fat can lead to obesity, which raises the risk of cancer. Limiting your consumption of these foods may lower your risk of developing cancer. However, we also need to take proactive measures to provide adequate financial support should it hit us. FWD Takaful offers a critical illness plan that eliminates your financial concerns. Reach out to our agent to learn more about FWD CI First!