10 Foods Linked to Cancer and 10 That Can Help Prevent It

Processed Meats: Bacon, sausages, and other processed meats have been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Red Meat: High consumption of red meat, especially processed or charred meat, has been associated with various cancers, including colorectal cancer.

Sugary Drinks: Regular consumption of sugary beverages is associated with an increased risk of obesity and certain cancers, such as breast cancer.

Highly Processed Foods: Diets rich in ultra-processed foods have been linked to a higher risk of cancer.

Fried Foods: Foods that are deep-fried at high temperatures can produce carcinogenic compounds and may contribute to cancer risk.

Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption is a known risk factor for several types of cancer.

Grilled Meats: Cooking meats at high temperatures, leading to charring or grilling, can produce carcinogenic compounds.

Artificial Sweeteners: Some studies have suggested a potential link between artificial sweeteners.

Highly Salted Foods: Diets high in salt, particularly salted and pickled foods, may contribute to an increased risk of stomach cancer.

Trans Fats: Trans fats, often found in partially hydrogenated oils, have been associated with an increased risk.