There are currently over 200 different types of cancer, all of which cause a large number of deaths every year. What’s scary about cancer (apart from the fact that there’s no cure for it) is that practically anyone can get diagnosed with it. However, there are ways you can reduce the risk of developing cancer, including maintaining a healthy diet. Today, we’re going to show you 10 cancer causing foods, which you need to stop eating right now!
10. Microwave Popcorn
Many people love grabbing a bowl of popcorn while watching a TV show or a movie at home, as they’re delicious and there’s nothing easier than popping a bag of popcorn in the microwave. However, if you enjoy munching on this snack, then we have some pretty bad news for you – it increases the chance of getting cancer. This is because there is a chemical named PFOA (short for perfluorooctanoic acid) found in these microwave popcorn bags.
This chemical is known for being highly toxic, and several studies have shown that the people who get exposed to it have a higher risk of developing bladder and kidney cancer. To make things worse, a study that was published by the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal back in 2009 stated that PFOA can even impair fertility among female consumers. Other unhealthy ingredients that are present in microwave popcorn include a lot of preservatives and soybean oil (which is a GMO product).