‘You are what you eat’. It’s a well-known saying, that should tell you how important it is to keep a healthy eating pattern. If you eat enough vegetables and fruit and drink enough water, you will probably feel good and healthy. If you take a lot of unhealthy things however, you will most likely not feel so great.
That’s exactly the reason to know which foods are good for you and which aren’t. Because there are probably a lot of products that you consume daily, that you don’t even realise are bad for you. In this article you will find 5 surprising products that can give you cancer.
1. Red Meat
Want to have a nice steak, some bacon strips or hamburger? They’re delicious of course, but it’s better not to eat these products too much. Research namely shows that eating large quantities of red meat increases the chances of getting colon and lung cancer by a lot.
Therefore, it’s advised to eat a maximum of 300 grams of red meat per week. Skipping the meat altogether once in a while is also not a bad idea. There are many vegetarian products that can be used as a substitute, like nuts and legumes.
Salt can be a good seasoning, but beware of the quantities you use, as salt can be carcenogenic when you take too much of it. A high daily intake of salt puts you at risk of getting gastric cancer.
That’s why it would be advisable not to eat more than 6 grams of salt a day. So try to put a bit less salt on your food and replace the crisps with healthier snacks.