Ayurvedic treatment of cancer and lifestyle

Foods which we use daily but causes cancer

We eat different varieties of food daily. We are not aware about foods which we eat as some foods contain harmful substances and chemicals which can cause cancer. Variety of cancer patients visits our clinic at third or fourth stage. We advise them to avoid food items which can cause cancer. We at Dr. Aggarwal’s Ayurvedic Panchakarma and Research Centre specialises in providing best ayurvedic treatment of cancer. Here are some food items which we use daily & we even don’t know that it can be a reason for cancer.   Look out for these foods in your daily routine and try to omit them. If health is your concern then you are at right place to enrich it.
Microwave Popcorn

Popcorns are packed into chemically lined bags. Microwave popcorn causes lung cancer. Kernels and oil likely GMO unless organic are not only cancer causing substances but the fumes released from artificial butter flavoring contain diacetyl which is toxic.

The packed popcorns which we use daily can cause cancer as well like Act 2 & all branded companies. The popcorns available in mall with a hefty price tag are also not good for us.

Make popcorns at home with fresh corns and butter. Fox nuts can also be baked and then mild rock salt can be added to make it like popcorns. They are good source of calcium.

Crispy, Brown Foods
Heating to high temperature of vegetables like potato produce chemical known as “Acrylamide” which further causes cancer. So avoid baking, roasting, frying foods until they are tan color instead of golden or deep brown.
So, Avoid baking and frying in same oil. Rather use boiled food.
Canned fruit juices

Cans are lined with a product called bisphenol-A (BPA), which alter the brain cells.  Many plastic objects, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites also contain BPA. It is harmful for DNA and causes brain tumors.

Use fresh juices instead or eat fresh fruits.

Grilled Red Meat

Grilled food – especially processed meats like hot dogs – releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. When red meat is grilled to the point of well-done, it changes the chemical and molecular structure of the meat which is cause of cancer. That’s why red meat and wine has been a cause of cancer since ages.

Avoid processed foods. Use other ways like boiling.

Refined Sugar

Corn syrup (having high fructose) is major cancer causing food and other refined sugars as well. Even brown sugar is highly refined. Refined sugars are the major source of insulin spikes and feed the growth of cancer cells.

The sugars which we use daily and available in market is refined sugar.

Use jeggary or organic sugar or stevia leaves available in the market.

Salted, Pickled, and Smoked Foods

These products contain preservatives, such as nitrates, which are intended to prolong shelf life. These preservatives can accumulate in your body over time. These toxins cause damage at the cellular level and lead to diseases like cancer. Cooking smoked foods at high temperatures causes the nitrates are converted to the much more dangerous nitrites.

Make pickles at home and preserve in natural ways like salt, lemon etc.

Soda and Carbonated Beverages

Sodas are major cancer causing food. Dyes, carbonated beverages and a host of other chemicals, they are very bad for every aspect of health. They provide zero nutritional value and rob body of the nutrients get from other foods.

Drink lemon water instead.

White Flour (Maida)

Refining white flour removes all nutritional value. Then it’s bleached with chlorine gas. Glycemic index for white flour is very high. It spikes insulin levels without providing nutritional fuel. Carbohydrates are converted to sugars by body, so excessive products that contain white flour can lead to increased insulin resistance and causes cancerous cells.

Use wheat, gram flour but avoid white flour.

Farmed Fish

In commercial fish farming they raise an incredible number of fish. They are treated with antibiotics, pesticides, and other carcinogenic chemicals to try and control the bacterial, viral, and parasitic outbreaks that result from cramming so many fish in a small space. Fishes which are farmed don’t contain as much omega-3 as wild salmon.

So, sea food is available in limited areas worldwide. Be very choosy for sea foods as well.

Hydrogenated Oils

Hydrogenated oil contains refined oils like Gemini, sun flower which we use regularly in diet. These oils can cause cancer.

Vegetable oils are chemically made from their source, chemically treated, and more chemicals are added to change the smell and taste. They are packed with unhealthy omega-6 fat as well. They alter the structure of our cell membranes.

Use coconut oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, mustard oil but that should not be refined.


It is not necessary that only smokers have cancer breathing in someone else’s smoke also cause cancer. So, avoid active and passive smoking as well. Tobacco contains 70 chemicals which are known to cause cancer by damaging DNA.


Avoid breads even brown bread. They are made from yeast. They are processed by fermentation. Yeast causes cancer.

Use fresh food.


There are varieties of foods which we eat daily and can cause cancer. Dear Readers we will be providing your more on these things in our next blog on Carcinogenic food material. We advise all our patients to avoid the above written items in your food. We provide the best ayurvedic treatment of cancer. Ayurveda if adopted can enrich life.  Our motto to put life into life is thus fulfilled.

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