Monday, February 15, 2010

Facts for Healthy Living - Part 3


1. Hot dogs
-Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children should not eat not 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 of white flour, sugar and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams, may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries
-Like doughnuts, French fries are made of hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain the cancer-causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams.

5. Chips, crackers and cookies
-All are usually made of white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amount of trans-fats.

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