Food is either poison or medicine for your body – some can cause serious diseases such as cancer, while others can treat the disease as well as many others. Continue reading below to learn what foods you need to avoid to prevent the spread of cancer:

  1. Refined sugar

Cancer cells needs sugar to survive, so avoiding refined sugar is necessary in order to prevent the spread of the disease. Refined sugar has no nutritional value as its loses its properties during the process of production. However, avoiding sugar doesn’t mean avoiding all carbs as well – the body cells need glucose for energy, so make sure to eat some carbs.

  1. GMO foods

GMO is a hot topic around the world right now. GMO foods are considered very unhealthy as they are genetically engineered, although the FDA approves the foods and says that they won’t harm your health.

  1. Microwave popcorn

Microwave foods are easy to prepare, but they are also among the most dangerous. They contain a lot of harmful chemicals and are usually soaked in a chemical found in lighter fluid. The butter flavoring of microwave popcorn is made from diacetyl that can cause a condition known as popcorn lung. If you can’t watch a movie without popcorn, make the treat yourself by using organic popcorn.

  1. Potato chips

Sure, they are the favorite of millions, but potato chipsare very unhealthy and contain compounds which can cause cancer. They are rich in acrylamide which is transformed to carbs when cooked at high temperatures. During the production process, the amount of acrylamide rises for 910 times in a single chips bag, so the more you consume potato chips, the more you’re increasing the risk of cancer. These chips also contain artificial flavors, colors and preservatives which can harm your health.

  1. Processed meat

Processed meat such as hot dogs, sausages and deli meats contain compounds which increase their shelf life, but they also contain nitrates, dangerous compounds which have been related to brain and pancreatic cancer. According to a recent study, eating red meat regularly increase the risk of cancer and death.

  1. Soda

Soda cans are full of carbs, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and sodium benzoate, a known carcinogen.

  1. Canned tomatoes

The tomatoes aren’t the problem – the can is. These cans often contain acid which can eat away the metallic lining made from Bisphenol-A (BPA), which is the main cause of numerous serious diseases as well as DNA damage.