Mythbusting The 5 Foods That Might Expose You to HIV and Cancer

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With an increasing number of cases of HIV and cancer patients, relevant news and reports, which are mostly backed up by scientific studies and rigid investigations about these HIV and cancer-causing foods, are making its huge rounds over the web.

While some are still skeptical about these findings, perhaps you’d not lose anything if you’ve come to realize how important it is to learn them and yes, do something about it. As they say, it’s better to know more than be sorry. Ok, let’s begin to unleash them in here.

Bananas

We’ve heard some pretty shocking information lately regarding the so-called happy fruit that we all eat and love very much.

Apparently, the WHO has reported that there are over 1 million HIV-AIDS infected bananas on the market and the public has been continually warned to be on the lookout for these dangerous fruits. Evidence found in different areas point out to the possibility of 2 million infected bananas throughout South America.

Even though this information spread around the globe like wildfire, the most recent update is that the story is a hoax with the sole purpose to negatively influence the banana import from Guatemala. However, it still stays unclear as to who would stand to profit from infecting the bananas with the HIV-AIDS virus?

Hoax Alert: Let’s stay tuned or see our important reminder below.

Oranges

The immigration services of Algeria discovered that oranges coming from Libya had been injected with positive tested HIV and AIDS blood.

Sometime in February of 2015, a Facebook user posted a photograph of what appeared to be sliced oranges with red veining or discoloration.

According to the user, the citrus fruits depicted were imported from Libya, seized in Algeria, and had been injected with the blood of an HIV-positive person.

 

Microwave Popcorn

Although only microwave-popcorn bags have been proven to contain carcinogens, the contents carry their own special set of health risks. As for the packaging: Conventional microwave-popcorn bags are lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also called C8.

Numerous animal and human studies show that exposure to PFOA significantly increases the risk of kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicular cancers. On top of that, a condition called “popcorn lung” impedes breathing. Factory workers who produced microwave popcorn developed it from inhaling diacetyl, a synthetic butter flavoring.

The good news? You can still enjoy microwave popcorn. Just use organic kernels, put them in a brown paper bag and lay it flat in the microwave.

Processed Meat

If you’re a carnivore, it may be hard to give up tasty deli sandwiches or cured meats to go with your wine and cheese, but the benefits definitely outweigh the cancerous risk. Processed meats are created with excessive salt and chemicals that damage our health.

A study over 13 years showed that 1 out of 17 people died who ate 160 grams of processed meats. That’s 44 percent risk of cancer, as opposed to people who ate 20 grams or less. These meats are so packed with preservatives to look fresh, but they are well-known carcinogens, including the same things found in cigarette smoke.

Potato Chips

They may be cheap, easy and delicious, but these crispy, addicting snacks can also be deadly. These fatty foods don’t only cause weight gain because of their high trans-fat content. They also have excessive sodium levels, which cause high blood pressure and artificial flavors, preservatives, and colors. Another risk is the presence of acrymalide, a known carcinogen found in cigarettes. Try not to feed these quick snacks to yourself or your kids and choose pretzels, air-popped popcorn or baked apple chips instead.

IMPORTANT: Some HIV-Causing Foods Are Just Internet HOAX.

Now, Can HIV/AIDS Be Transmitted By Food? What WHO Has To Say?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that caused Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Recently, there has been a report of rumors circulating among the users of mobile electronic devices claiming that various food products were contaminated with HIV. Can HIV/AIDS be transmitted by food?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HIV cannot be transmitted by water or food. In fact, HIV does not live long outside the human body. Even if the food contained small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen, exposure to the air, heat from cooking, and stomach acid would destroy the virus. Based on the current scientific evidence, WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are of the opinion that food is not a source of HIV infection.

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