1. Processed meats: Smoked or cured meats such as hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages, and bacon are considered carcinogens, so limit your intake.
2. Pickled or highly salted foods: A high intake of salted fish, pickled vegetables, and salty snacks is linked to stomach cancer. Less is better than more, so skip the salt shaker.
3. Alcohol: It can raise your risk of mouth, colorectal, and breast cancer. Limit your intake to no more than one drink a day for women, two for men.
4. Charred meat: High heat plus meat can equal DNA-damaging heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Cook at lower temperatures and flip meat frequently to avoid charring.
5. Scalding hot beverages: Drinking very hot coffee, tea, or soup on the regular is linked to a greater risk of esophageal cancer. Wait for them to cool down.