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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The top five cancer-causing foods

The top five cancer-causing foods are:

1. Hot dogs
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no 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 with 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 with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adam.

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


1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power..

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

2. Not urinating in the morning.

3. Too much eating.

4. Skipping breakfast.

5. Consuming too much medication.

6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food colouring, and artificial sweetener.

7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.'

p/s: Ok, I got this via email. Those who already read this, please skip this post and don't complaint that you have read about it ok? @adil


  1. hej! faisal...go for fresh ingredients and prepare them in simplest way by steaming or grilling, less oil, less salt, and drink a lot of plain water...;-) i think we should try the diet by pre historic people, everything unprocessed...

  2. man, that was the way i was born's hard to change the habits in the family.BUT, will keep this in mind, and let ppl know of how important it is to keep track on a good diet.
    it's actually hard to not let ppl smoke.

  3. danial - yes. back to the old age. that's what happening to people who live in rural area now too. what's good could a metropolitan brings us? nothing but great entertainment, high-tech gadgets and cancer (now i'm being ridiculous eh? keke). eh i really wanna try your cooking. looks so delicious!

    idyani - yes. i can't stop daddy from smoking which i wish i could. if i do, we will end up with a frown on each other face. so i choose not to say anything. even my bro in law smokes. not good for the baby though. but what else i could do rather than spread around the article in hard copy? kids nowadays love fast food. not just its easy to get now, but its 24hrs a day. imagine that. world is bleeding like BCD said... or its people?

  4. I got the same info in my email too. I am not a fan of processed food myself, and thinking abt it, nowadays, we do eat a lot of fast and easy processed food which is loaded with lots of chemicals. Anyway, no one really knows the exact causes of cancer till date, which is why there is still no cure! however, knowing the possibilities of cancer causing and taking prevention is good.

    Gosh, I hate this disease and scared too!

  5. farah - yes i hate it too farah. that's why i blog a lot about it on how to prevent and cure (even though not 100%). i hope we can eat healthy food like the old age where fast foods are like aliens. pity kids nowadays... they don't even know what is good to eat.

  6. Now i know u mcm mana orgnya. Sikit-sikit lah. One of your characteristic ialah you ni health conscience orgnya. Good for you bro. Don't be like me. Doktor pun tak mau mahu jumpa... :)

  7. I guess I'm guilty of sleeping late and overeating especially during buffets! Will have to sleep earlier and go less buffets : )

    Luckily, I'm not a fan of hotdogs, precessed meats, doughnuts, french fries and chips. I try to eat as healthily as humanly possible, though it's sometimes tough especially when you eat out.

    But we need to, cos cancer and diabetes are increasing at an alarming rate.

    I've read these tips before, but it's good you post it here - a good reminder to us all!

  8. what donuts and french fries..ops..i like it..nampaknya kenak urangkan la...

  9. info ni bagus beb..

  10. OMG! 3 out of 5 cancer items are my favorite!... T.T shall i choose cancer or depriving myself from eating those heavenly french fries, chips, etc? Hard decision..

  11. Arghhhhhh... semua tu Abg Bear buat... tidakkkkk... abis lah damagelah seluruh badan ku... ni yg sibuk nak ganti ngan badan robot nih.. hmmm.... lepas ni matahari terbit jer abg bear terus gi kencing lepas tu jogging lepas tu makan lepas tu tido balik.. rehat kan otak... ahahahahhahah jangan marah faisal nanti kena geget!!!

  12. Oh my! Thank you for the reminder Faisal, I am guilty of some of these! YIKES! ;)

  13. ismail - hehe yes me very health conscious. sometimes doc will tell me that too much of health conscious will lead to depression or stress haha. last time i got tiny black spot on my forehead. and i thought it was skin cancer. even with the skin specialist i had a debate! lol. don't point finger at me but wikipedia haha! i even had debate with doc regarding my essential tremor last time! he thought i'm a medic student! there you go... wikipedia again. internet is useful don't you think? hehe.

    eh doc tak mahu jumpa? kenapa tu? malas makan ubat ek? hehe.

    foongpc - hehe yes. we tend to forget about everything including cancer when we dine outside! but what else we can do? even in veggie they put some MSG. what surprise me is my neighbor suffer of cancer even though she cook at home and rarely eat outside. then the doc blames the stress for causing it. maybe its true as i read somewhere about cancer and stress and they are kinda related. i love fries... but... :(

    wahidah - we're facing the same problem i suppose? i love doughnut (no topping please!) and i love fries :(

    cyberwira - thanks abang :)

    joseph - reduce oy! i know you are big fan of fries. deep fried never a good a thing.

    abg bear - hehe amboi. tido banyak ye... hehe tapi takpe abg bear banyak baca buku. bagus untuk otak :) tak marah lah... takut kena giget keke! (eh bukan cakar dulu ke?)

    maurica - hehe actually sometimes we forget about its us who kill ourselves slowly :)

  14. Gosh, bacon :((. I feel sad, LOL! Glad I got to read these. I like hotdog but I know about them not being good food so I try not to have.

  15. hotdog, doughnut, french fries, chips are all my favourite.

    DANG ! what ever it is, we still have to reduce it.

    :( :(

  16. nice info!

    super yummylicous food come with risk
    choose.. makan or tak?

    for sure hentam makan now, regret later lol

  17. aisha - yes try to reduce if its so hard to avoid hehe. i know and understand exactly :P

    dayah - yes. reduce is the best... but when you keep reading article like this it will make you more aware. right?

    - hehe say no to them! prevention is better than cure. remember? keke.

  18. oh noes! xD

    but.. when nampak je those food in front, for sure takde second though time tgh kunyah hahahaha

    lol sgt tak sihat! xD

  19. adila - yes. last night sis cooked fries too. but takkan makan fish and chips without chips kan? haiz... :(

  20. I want to reduce really bad habit, hardly trying and keep try and fail...I'm not that strong to quit smoking...argghhhhh!!!!

  21. i have read about this before

    *haha..saja wat wat tak nampak nota kaki kat bawah tu..bleh?

  22. OMG!! pas ni nak makan apa lak. fries pun tak leh ke?

  23. fact number 8 tuh menakutkan ah


    bahaya neh buh fakta if tak tau kesahihan :D

  24. Thank for the good info..Moga kita bleh ambil panduan..Kalo takleh semua ,sikit demi sedikit..hehe..

  25. wanhidayat - "katakan tidak!". hehe. get rid of ciggy and live a healthy life. unless you are super millionaire and to waste on ciggy is just a piece of cake. have you make calculation for the money you have spent on ciggy? let say 20 years? hmm. should invest somewhere, don't you think? hehe i know you can get rid of it. i support you bro! :)

    axim - aik dah balik ek? lepas aku sembuh je jom jumpa old town bayan baru haha!

    mummy - akak, fries tu bahye tau akak. kalau tak boleh avoid pun reduce je lah hehe.

    as - fact number 8? which one. is there any article against it? :)

    ad - betul tu ad. semoga sama-sama makan makanan yang sihat :)

  26. I have NOT read this before thru email. hhahaha...

    So..all those top 5 that can cause cancer is and should be avoided the most eh? Hmmm... lemme think..all those are can I not take it? Reduce? Erm.. ok.. if once a month having fries, 4 times a year having doughnuts, once a month hotdogs and processed meats but twice a week having chips and cookies..will that makes me healthy? *wink*

    That is my cancer-causing foods consumption..

    Btw, good info. Now I mean it, that this piece of info didn't passed thru my email. Thanks for the info, Faisal. :)

  27. I've never seen that email before. Alot of my favorite food is on there...donuts. :o(

  28. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Omg! I have to change everything. My sleep, my eating habits, and my food.

    p/s: Sir, you scared me!

  29. Kena tagged tus..jawab skett..

  30. eat moderately.... lelagi bila dah kertu macam i ni... dah tu jarang nak exercise... tapi tido tetap cukup.... :D

    its time for me to go for full medical check-up...

  31. Awwwww !!

    Since I got my own nutritionist, after I read ur entry, now I understand what is the important of HEALTHY FOOD.

    U know admar,

    My meal has been taken care, I need to write whatever I eat. Basically I've been advised to take breakfast, do not skip LUNCH (as our body will use our muscle to work not FATS) and take our dinner before 7pm.

    Drink plenty of water.

    Hmm, I lose 6kg by followed my nutritionist advises and diet. Hahaha !

    Felt so much healthier than before !

    Anyway thx for ur info once again !

  32. i got this too, but it's good to share nonetheless. but i dunno how donut can be that bad.

  33. zackzara - yes zara. i find it hard for me to avoid too but to reduce consume them i could. *i guess haha*.

    p/s: mc d tolong kurang sikit ye :P

    tammy - well, tammy. we choose how to live and i'm not sure the info is 100% correct. maybe we can get some advise from doctor. to me they are correct as they are deep fried no matter what and doc told me before that deep fried is always bad.

    cahaya - aren't we looking to be a better person each day? start from food and healthy lifestyle then :) hehe.

    ad - oh ya. belum buat kan. haha! jap jap.

    rush murad - hehe kertu tapi poket lebat takpe. ala jumpa je doc syukur suruh dia kasi free check up haha.

    ann - you are lucky to get some advise from your nutritionist. after all, its their job right? hehe. yes the advise is so right. you don't skip meal if you are on diet but eat less. you can't skip day meals like some peoples do but less intake especially breakfast. you can get faint if you don't eat proper breakfast because of system dysfunction. yes... live a healthy life! :)

    zewt - deep fried is the answer. no other way too cook doughnut right?

  34. Anonymous10:46 PM

    the bad thing is i love doughnuts and french fries though i dont eat them every day .

    and the good thing is i love raw veggies more than i love the cooked ones . especially carrots and celeries . <33

    oh yeah , going to bed late at night is one of my bad habits .
    but i do wake up 'quite' early in the morning .
    haha .

  35. berrykisses - Same goes with me. I love fries and doughnut too. Fact does hurt sometimes right? :)

    Carrots and celery? Er, that is pretty wild choice. That's a rare choice. Usually people will go for spinach or lady finger. But they are good anyway :)

    When you sleep late and wake up early, that means you have little time for your sleep. Do you know that when you don't have enough sleep actually you have killed half of your life? Ask your doc :P

  36. Anonymous7:59 AM

    of course carrots and celery are good . they are crunchy and scrumptious . haha . :DD

    really ? well , i used to sleep overtime until i was feeling dizzy .
    but somehow , i dont really enjoy sleeping now . haha .

    ask my doc ? maybe u should say 'ask your docs' . perhaps they overlooked the part where 'im killing half of myself' . :P

  37. Berrykisses - I tried celery juice before. The taste sucks haha! I mean, I don't like it even though they mixed it with apple.

    You don't enjoy sleeping? Why? Doc said if you don't sleep enough, you cut your life to half. Tun Mahathir said you have how many years for your life, minus sleep and eating how many days left for you to gain knowledge? Your choice :)

  38. Anonymous1:59 PM

    really ? i never tried the celery juice before and i dont want to try it . seriously , i dont like vegetable juices except for carrot juice . :|

    haha . okay ! i'll try to sleep 8hours a day . :D

  39. Berrykisses - Haha I love watermelon juice a lot! Its juicy till the last drop :)

    Good girl. Don't be naughty at school too :)

  40. Anonymous3:36 PM

    watermelon is a fruit , not a veggie . :P

    ive always been a good and nice girl .
    and now , im trying to be a lil bit naughty . *a lil bit only*
    somehow , i really do enjoy being a rules breaker .
    haha . syhhh !

  41. Berrykisses - Haha my mistake. Getting confuse though. What about paprika? Is it a fruit or veggie? Hehe trick question :P

    Break the rule is not the best solution :)

  42. Anonymous8:22 PM

    i think its a spice .
    haha . :P

    erm , i know but i dont feel like sticking to the rules anymore . B)

  43. Berrykisses - No its a fruit! Haha. I didn't know until I attended a course regarding Stress Management :) She talked about healthy foods too.

    You better stick to the rule and if you don't like the rule don't break it but discuss with the one who make the rule :) Rule is made by human and we can change it due to circumstances :)

  44. Anonymous8:39 PM

    oh man , i thought its a spice . are you sure its a fruit ?

    well , i dont break the rules at all time . just once in a while . :P

  45. Berrykisses - Yes its a fruit :) Trust me. Weird isn't it? Lol.

  46. Anonymous9:08 PM

    is capsicum a paprika ?

  47. Berrykisses - Yes it is :)

  48. Anonymous9:46 PM

    no wonder its a fruit .
    i know what capsicum is .
    haha . :DD

  49. Berrykisses - Haha ok :)

  50. Oh BTW, the yellow one is the best you know :) its best for preventing cancer ;)

  51. Anonymous10:30 PM

    what about the red and the green ones ?

  52. Good but the yellow was suggested by Dr Zaitun :)

  53. Anonymous10:38 PM

    whos that ?

  54. The one who taught us a lot of things in her course. You can refer here and here.

  55. Anonymous10:47 PM

    oowh okay . :)

  56. She is very old but she looks so young! Healthy foods is the answer :)

  57. Anonymous3:27 PM

    how old is she ?

  58. i think u forgot alcohol as a factor of liver damaging agent.

  59. Berrykisses - She is 71 if I'm not mistaken. Shock? :P

    LifeInside - Yes I'd agree with you. Alcohol is also one of the factors.

  60. Anonymous11:39 PM

    kinda .
    haha .

  61. well, her advise was eat healthy food and good sleep.

  62. Anonymous12:11 AM

    seriously ,
    memang sekarang dah malas nak tido .
    xtau nape .
    tapi kalau kat sekolah asyik mengantuk je .
    haha .

  63. malas tido you cut your life to half. best kan? :)

    dah dah esok skooling kan? gi tido :P

  64. Anonymous12:19 AM

    memang best pon. :P

    esok ponteng sampai hari rabu/khamis .
    xpasti lg .
    last day br pergi sekolah .
    haha . ;)

  65. haha lagi pun dah tak belajar kan? stay home masak ok? :P

  66. Anonymous3:09 AM

    masak ?
    erkk ..
    tgk keadaan laa .
    haha . ;P

  67. tahu masak tak? masak yang healthy je tau :P

  68. Anonymous11:49 PM

    tahu2 .
    sy tahu masak spaghetti .
    ok la tu kan ? ;P

  69. dgn tomato sauce? keke.

  70. Anonymous11:39 AM

    eh ,
    mmg la kne gne tomato sauce .
    ti xmasam .
    cuma ada laa ingredients yg laen . ;)

  71. hehe nak rasa boleh? bila nak masak?

  72. Anonymous8:20 PM

    suatu hari nanti .
    lgpon , baru je makan spaghetti 2 minggu lepas .
    so dalam 2 minggu lagi la .
    haha . :P

  73. haha. meatball pls! :P

  74. Anonymous10:09 PM

    la , suka meatballs ke ?

  75. ya, sangat suka meatballs :)

  76. Anonymous12:18 AM

    saya tidak .

  77. haha. after all, meat is not good kan? :)

  78. Anonymous1:03 AM

    ya ke ?

  79. Anonymous11:22 AM

    processed meat ke yang xelok ?

  80. yep. in fact fries pun tak elok tapi kita still makan kan? :P

  81. Anonymous1:53 AM

    xselalu .
    bila pergi mcD baru makan . :DD


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