20 ‘Innocent’ Habits That Might Give You Cancer (Expert-Verified)
We’re eating chips and fries
Since we were talking about tobacco, you should know that tobacco smoke contains acrylamide. The chemical is also formed when veggies containing sugars are heated at high temperatures, such as frying.
Such foods include French fries, crackers, cookies, potato chips and even some breakfast cereals.
Multiple animal studies showed that acrylamide can damage the DNA, thus increasing the risk of cancer. Right now, there isn’t any conclusive research performed on humans, but why should you risk it?
French fries and chips are unhealthy enough as they are and their excessive amount of sodium and trans fats can definitely increase your long-term risk of cancer.
Captain’s Tip: You can easily replace French fries with roasted potatoes or other vegetables. Additionally, you can check out these 7 healthy snacks that make perfect alternatives to the unhealthy chips.