Monday, December 8, 2008

Freaking Yummy Food

I noticed that I’ve been blogging about health and health issues lately. I became aware that most of my posts are also about food and its health benefits. I also realize that I turned out to be too conscious about my health because I do feel something not right with my systems due to frequent constipation, headache, tummy and back pains.

Oh well, I also know the causes though like too much time spent in front of the computer, lack of exercise and eating unhealthy food. Yes, I am aware of that that is why I took time out to go see my doctor this morning. And I was very honest with her. Then, she gave me this flyer so that I will be aware of all the simple things that we always overlook at can be harmful to our health and worse, can cause cancer. So I am sharing it with you, just the same.

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, 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.

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.

Whew, and those are exactly my favorites. Those are the easiest to grab. Those are the fastest I can get my hands and mouth on. And those are undeniable yummy. And I know them by heart. It’s just that I don’t care that much. But now that I am getting old, I really think that I need a chance of lifestyle. What about you?

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