If you ever find the endless parade of nutritional advice to be dizzying, confusing or downright contradictory, you’re not alone.
The 2018 edition of the International Food Information Council Foundation’s Food and Health Report found that 80% of Americans come across conflicting information about food and nutrition.
Of that large group, 59% say that conflicting information makes them doubt their food choices. Despite the confusion, the 2019 edition of that same survey found that 1 in 4 consumers seeks health benefits from food.
Of those health-conscious eaters, nearly 40% sought to prevent cancer through their dietary choices.
Over the last several decades, certain foods have been vilified as being potentially carcinogenic, or capable of causing cancer. So which ones are the biggest culprits? And how can you eat to prevent cancer or reduce the chances of a recurrence if you’ve been diagnosed?