Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Most people are so busy nowadays and they don’t have enough time to cook actual food. Most of them just prefer food that is easy to make since it saves a lot of time. Most of those easy to prepare foods are processed foods. Yes, they taste good and easy to prepare. But what you don’t know about these foods is that little by little they destroy our bodies. They can cause cancer as much as cigarettes do.

Based on a research, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified processed meat like hot dogs, bacon, sausages, and canned goods as a carcinogen, a substance that is causing cancer. This refers to meats that were made to preserve and/or add it’s flavour.

Experts from different countries found out that eating 50 grammes of processed meat every day increases the risk of cancer by 18%. That is almost about 1 hotdog. All in all, the risk of a person in developing colon cancer is 5%.

Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, American Cancer Society managing director of nutrition and physical activity, says

“We should be limiting red and processed meat to help reduce colon cancer risk, and possibly, the risk of other cancers. The occasional hot dog or hamburger is okay.”

It is always been advised to limit intake of processed meats and red meats, and rather, eat fresh fruits and vegetables and beans. Remember to avoid smoking as much as possible, stay healthy and have a regular exercise to help you lower your risk of getting cancer. It’s all the matter of having a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Let’s all be aware and be conscious about our health and to the food that we eat. We can never know that the thing that we’re eating was harmful to our body.

Budget-Friendly Tips for Eating Organic

 

We all know the struggle of wanting to have a really good diet, but our budget is always at stake. It’s hard to go to groceries and you need to hold tight to your wallet for the right budget.

So here are 7 tips that could help you go and eat healthy without breaking the bank:

 

1. Eat seasonally. Organic or not, fruits and vegetables cost significantly more when they’re not in season.

2. Buy in bulk. Packaged goods are more expensive — plastic and cardboard come at a price! Buying things like grains, cereal, dried fruit, pasta, coffee, meat and nuts in bulk will save you a lot of money.

3. Eat less meat. Organic meat is undeniably expensive. You can reduce your intake and save money by regularly replacing meat products with legumes and other protein-rich substitutes.

4. Garden. Harvesting your own vegetables is one of the best ways to save money on organic produce. If you don’t have enough space at home, look for a community garden in your area.

5. Make it at home. Pre-cooked meals are expensive. Instead, purchase a variety of staple foods and have fun cooking up a storm!

6. Stick to your list. More often than not, impulse-bought food ends up at the bottom of the garbage bin.

7. Buy directly from the producer. Visit your local farms and public markets more often, or consider subscribing to a produce delivery service. Organic food that travels straight from the farm to your table is much more affordable.

Finally, keep an eye out for deals and spend wisely! For example, you can save big and enjoy a variety of organic produce year-round by purchasing in-season fruits and veggies and freezing them.

5 Homemade Facial Masks That You Should Try

Having a facial mask at home is quite expensive. Also, it’s quite hard to find different brands and types of masks that you know won’t harm your face. It happened to me once, I tried a facial mask and then after a few minutes, my face got so irritated! Then by morning, I got pimples and my skin was all red… A disaster! Now, I’m thinking twice before buying masks…

To avoid the same misadventure than me, here are some safe facial masks to make at home:

1. Strawberry Facial Mask

  • 8 Fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tablespoons of honey

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth.  Add in the honey and mix the ingredients together. Using clean hands or a sanitised brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favourite toner and moisturiser

2. Kiwi Facial Masks

  • 4 Kiwi Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of Yoghurt

Mixed the chopped kiwi with the tablespoon of yoghurt. Apply the paste evenly on your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with warm water for a glowing skin.

3. Coffee Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Coffee Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Honey

Mix the above two ingredients and apply on washed face and neck in circular motion. Let it gets completely dry for at least 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and wipe with a wet tissue to remove the stain of coffee, if any.

4. Aloe Vera Facial Masks

 

  • 2 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tsp Egg White

Cut off a leaf from the plant and scrape out the gel, mix it with egg white to make a smooth paste. Apply this mask generously on your clean face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water.

5. Coconut Oil Facial Mask

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ¼ tbsp Turmeric

Mix these two ingredients in mentioned proportion and apply on your face. Wash your face after 15 – 20 min with cold water and pat dry.

Depending on the kind of facial masks you need – whether it’s for acne, oily skin, blackheads, or wrinkles – these are all safe and won’t harm your skin since it’s all natural ingredients. There are more kitchen-to-found facial masks you can find. Go ahead and try yourself!