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15 Cancer Causing Foods You Have To Stop Eating

You are likely aware that eating junk food is a major risk factor for cancer. But did you know that some so-called health foods are actually carcinogens in disguise?

Or that certain ingredients found in virtually all packaged foods present a serious health risk?

By being an informed consumer, we can help influence for good the types of products that end up on our grocery shelves, and enjoy better health to boot.

Read on to discover 15 very common foods known to increase cancer risk, along with some healthier alternatives.

1. Soda
Not only is soda jampacked with sugar – cancer’s fuel of choice – but it often also contains caramel color. This artificial coloring has the carcinogenic chemical 4-MEI as a byproduct. Laboratory tests show that 4-MEI shows up in sodas with caramel color.

Alternatives – Water is always best, but if you really crave the sweet, bubbly hit of soda, choose a natural brand without caramel color.

2. Grilled red meat
While a nice char on that steak may taste good, the …

4 Easy Exercises For Lower Back Pain Relief

Below are four stretches that aid in pain relief by helping take stress off the low back and hips and may vastly reduce the advancement of arthritis in the spine.

Note: These back exercises should be performed in a pain free manner. If pain is experienced, it is the best to stop the exercises and consider being evaluated by a licensed physical therapist. If one already has low back pain or other health condition, it is advisable to first be evaluated by a physician and, as appropriate, receive guidance on how to do the following exercises by a spine specialist.

1. Piriformis Stretch: Lay on your back and bend your knees to place your feet flat on the floor. Place your right ankle on your left knee and pull your left thigh towards your chest. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat the exercise on the other side. You should feel your lower back and buttocks stretching, which will help you reduce back pain.

4 Easy Exercises For Lower Back Pain Relief

2. Seated Hip Stretch: Sit down with your legs outstretched. Bend your right knee and cross it over your straight left leg. Now keep your back straight and tug your right knee towards your chest. Hold the position for 30-60 sec and then repeat it on the other side.

3. Pigeon Pose: Sit in dog pose. Bring your right knee forward and bend it outward making sure that the outside of your shin rests on the floor. Your left knee should be stretched backwards. Hold for 5-10 breaths. Repeat the excercise on the other side.

4. Self-trigger Point Therapy: In this exercise you can use a tennis ball to apply pressure on your lower back. Locate the point of the pain and then place the ball under that point and keep it pressed against the floor. Hold the position for 30-60 sec and then shift to another spot.

4 Easy Exercises For Lower Back Pain Relief