Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Top five cancer-causing foods

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The top five cancer-causing foods are:


1. Hot dogs
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises
that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live
without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.


2. Processed meats and bacon
Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other
processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon
also contributes to cancer.


3. Doughnuts
Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with
white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures.
Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise
your risk of cancer.


4 French fries
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried
at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which
occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not
French fries, said Adams.


5 Chips, crackers, and cookies
All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels
claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of
trans-fats.