20 ‘Innocent’ Habits That Might Give You Cancer (Expert-Verified)
We’re eating processed foods
I probably talk about processed meals in almost every nutrition article here on Wellness Captain – and for good reason. Aside from being extremely commonly encountered, these foods can harm us in so many ways, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
According to Yeral Patel, MD, board-certified physician in California, ‘Consumption of processed foods causes inflammation—one of the leading contributors to cancer—and these foods also lack key micronutrients (essential vitamins and minerals) on which our bodies depend to rid themselves of harmful toxins.’
Captain’s Tip: If you’re used to eating fast food or microwaveable meals often, you may have already developed an addiction. I know it’s hard to change your lifestyle at this point – but with small daily changes, you can do it! You may start by avoiding the worst processed items; our post right here covers 10 fast-food items that even fast-food employees wouldn’t eat.