20 Seemingly Healthy Foods That Can Actually Kill You

Sometimes, even when you think you are eating relatively healthy, it turns out you could be chowing down on something that is actually relatively deadly. As we learn more about the kinds of things we put into our bodies, we also learn there are some foods we thought were good for us that can actually lead to some really big health problems, even cancer. Luckily for you, we’ve come up with a list of foods that if you can’t abandon entirely, you should at least make sure and stay away from except on rare occasions.

Microwave Popcorn

While popcorn itself isn’t that bad for you, the lining of the microwaveable bag has a number of different chemicals that can be quite unpleasant. Some of the chemicals can lead to sterility and even liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancers.

Refined Flour

Refined flour is something that has led to people growing sort of dependent on it. This kind of flour is found in pancakes and rolls and loaves of bread. This also leads to a high glycemic index and that can cause blood sugar to spike.

That’s dangerous on its own, but it can also lead to the growth of cancer cells.

Canned Foods

The food inside cans are actually not that harmful, what can cause real health problems for you is the stuff that is usually found in the lining of the cans. This substance is a harmful chemical called BPA (or bisphenol-A).

BPA has already been found to be harmful enough to rats that the FDA is cracking down on the amount of the chemical that can be used in cans of food humans eat.

Farmed Salmon

Fresh caught Salmon is very good for you, as is other fish. The problem is that fresh caught salmon are being replaced by farmed salmon. For whatever reason, research has shown the meat from these fish are bereft of vitamin D, and is often contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), flame retardants, pesticides, and antibiotics. That means this meat is a veritable cornucopia of things you shouldn’t be putting in your body.