15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Don’t Know

4. Pickled or Salt-cured Foods

Pickled cucumbers


Highly salted pickled foods may influence stomach and digestive lining.  Furthermore, these foods can be very high in nitrates and nitrites. Nitrates and nitrites may convert to cancer causing nitrosamines in the body, which damage DNA cells.

Studies suggest, that people whose traditionally diet includes lots of salted-cured or pickled foods are more susceptible to stomach and nasopharyngeal cancers.

As a healthy option, you can make fermented (pickled) foods at home controlling the amount of salt you are using.

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