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15 Cancer Causing Foods You Could Be Eating Everyday

It is sad but true that many of the best tasting foods are the worst for us. That’s because they are artificially constructed to ramp up the flavors we naturally crave – sugar and salt – to levels never found in nature. In other cases, it is the growing or packaging processes that cut corners and put consumers’ health at risk.


Don’t let the mega-food producers of the world play around with your family’s safety! Check out our list of 15 cancer causing foods to avoid, or at least consume in moderation.

Microwave popcorn
Popcorn in general is a relatively healthy snack, so it’s really too bad that the most convenient way of popping it actually makes it extremely unhealthy. The reason is that those microwave bags are lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Many studies have revealed that consuming PFOA can cause cancers of the kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas, and testicles.

Soda
You already know that soda in general is not the healthiest due to shockingly high levels of…

Korean Ginseng for Diabetes

Ginseng has been used for improving overall health. It has also been used to strengthen the immune system and help fight off stress and disease. There are different types of ginseng. Asian ginseng (from Chinese and Korean sources) has been used to improve thinking, diabetes, and male erectile dysfunction. American ginseng has been used for diabetes and for reducing the risk of the common cold and flu. Siberian ginseng has been used for reducing the risk of colds and flu, and for reducing the severity of herpes simplex virus type 2 infections.


How to Prepare and Consume Korean Ginseng
Ginseng may be eaten raw, slightly cooked, in herbal tea or wine form or as a herbal powder. Its herbal extracts also have numerous uses. Buying the whole root is generally more expensive, but you can at least prove it’s authenticity, and get the root while fresh. Also, commercial refined products have varying doses of ginseng and may even contain other unnecessary ingredients.


How you prepare your ginseng depends on the product you buy, with roots having to be either consumed after slightly boiling, or used to make herbal ginseng teas and wines. If the product is in powdered form, it’s advisable to take it in gelatin capsules with the dosage as recommended by your physician or pharmacist.

Conclusion
Do not give ginseng to infants because it may cause harm. This product is not recommended for use in children.

Some herbal/dietary supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. You should check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use. If possible you should consider purchasing the root and preparing the variety of products yourself. It is, however, more expensive but also safer and you can trust it’s authenticity and lack of additives.

You should also note than ginseng is mainly useful in alleviating symptoms of the mentioned conditions and might not necessarily cure the conditions.