Cancer Diseases and Conditions Nutrition

11 Cancer Causing Foods


Food could be medicine. Unfortunately for many, the reality is that ultra-processed refined sugars, synthetic chemicals, and GMO ingredients make up a large portion of their diet, and these foods oftentimes contain more deleterious ingredients than beneficial ones. Moreover, those artificial ingredients and chemicals contain carcinogens, or cancer-causing molecules.

Nutritional surveys that have been conducted in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, and the United States have found that ultra-processed foods now contribute to about 25-50% of total daily energy intake. For most people, this kind of consumption is unimaginable, because many believe they are eating healthier foods than they truly are. A study published in a 2018 edition of the Natural Medicine Journal found that every 10% increase in calories that is derived from ultra-processed foods increases the risk of cancer by 11% (Schor, 2018).

With nearly 1.5 million people being diagnosed with cancer annually, it is certain that the global population has a problem that needs to be dealt with—and it all starts with what is getting put on the dinner plate.

Avoid the following foods at all costs to lower your risk of cancer. Tap READ MORE for the list