33 Shocking Everyday Activities That Increase the Risk of Cancer

Pickled Foods

#16 Pickled Foods

Just like processed meats, certain pickled foods may also contain nitrites and nitrates. These can interact with protein to create the cancer-causing nitrosamines, and put us at risk of developing nasopharyngeal cancer, which affects the throat region behind the nose.

But don’t worry, as long as we don’t binge on pickled foods and enjoy them occasionally, it shouldn’t an issue, according to doctors.

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