If you feel like the odds of getting cancer are higher than those of avoiding it, you’re not alone. Headlines thrive on words and phrases like “carcinogenic,” “cancer-causing,” and “prevents cancer,” and it’s because the affliction is (and has been) taking our country by storm. In America, it’s expected that roughly 1,685,210 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2016 alone.
Coffee can prevent cancer, cheese may prevent cancer, and we have lists filled with foods that can lower your risk of getting cancer. What we’re lacking, however, is a broader guide on foods that can contribute to the acquisition of this too-often-deadly disease.
Thus, we’ve gone ahead and pieced together all of the eye-catching cancer-related headlines that we’ve published over the past few months in order to provide you with a comprehensive list of the foods to avoid if you want to lower your risk of getting cancer. Will there ever be a flawless, completely comprehensive list of things to avoid if you don’t want cancer? Probably not, because the disease is rather complicated and varies so much from case to case, but we know your body will benefit by approaching the following foods with informed, education caution.