The fear of putting on weight makes many people to avoid junk food. But the real fear is that these junk foods such as candies and snacks can increase one’s risk of having cancer. Experts who have studied cancer for a long time say that in integrative medicine most cancer is caused by one’s environment and lifestyle. Avoiding foods that are processed is a lifestyle change that one can adopt in order to reduce his risk of having cancer. This conviction is backed up by data. A recent research study carried out by NutriNet-Sante that had nearly 105,000 participants and conducted over a period of eight years found that eating junk food and other processed food increased one’s risk of getting cancer by about ten percent. This result was because junk food does not have proper nutrients as well as the fact that in preparing the food some cancer causing ingredients was used. To mention some foods that should be avoided, one should avoid cakes and candies. Sodas and sweetened beverages should also be part of the list. By eating healthy, one reduces the risk of having cancer.
- Researchers found that for every 10% of a person’s diet that comes from highly processed foods, the risk of cancer increases by 12%.
- Unhealthy processed foods include candy, cake, soda and instant noodles and soups.
- For those attempting to eat healthy, two shopping tips include avoiding the middle aisles of the grocery store and not buying foods with long shelf lives.
“Integrative medicine practitioners say that most cancer diagnoses are caused by the environment and the lifestyle of the patient. By adopting a healthier lifestyle, a person can avoid cancer.”