Pay attention to your diet. Being too vegetarian will get cancer!
Some time ago, the World Health Organization listed ham bacon, and other processed meats as a carcinogen. Some vegetarian are glad,
“fortunately, I an a vegetarian, without carcinogenic risk”. But is this true? Recently, a couple from Jiangxi both got gastric cancer, and
the diagnosis results turned out to be eating too vegetarian! This is really puzzling.
According to Yuanshui Sun, Gastrointestinal surgery expert and vice president of Zhejiang Provincial Tongde Hospital, the couple’s living
habits are similar; for breakfast in the morning, it must be pickles with the porridge; and usually they are very vegetarian. Yuanshui Sun
said, Gastric cancer is known as "the poor cancer". In some developing countries, it is still happening quite often. It has something to do
with the poor diet and living conditions. "We all know that the food is not good, but in fact, being too vegetarian without eating fish
and meats is not good for the stomach."
Pickle is a sort of vegetable favored by many Chinese families which is made with salt and other seasonings. 3 to 8 days after curing, the
nitrite content reaches its peak, and it will disappear after 20 days. Therefore, longterm eating pickles which are made just for a short time
will cause large intake of nitrite. It is well known that nitrite in the human stomach will react with protein decomposition products and
make the synthesis of N-nitrosamines, which is a strong carcinogen.
The patients come from the rural areas in Jiangxi Province. Their economic condition is not very good, and they are usually very thrifty.
So fish and meat is relatively not available often. For breakfast, it must be porridge with pickles. The metabolic rate of the gastric mucosa
is fast, on average 4 to 5 days a metabolism layer. Pickled foods containing rather high level of nitrite, and longterm stimulating the
gastric mucosa will increase risk of mucosal cell mutation." Yuanshui Sun said.
In addition to pickles, imbalanced diet structure may also increase the incidence of gastric cancer.
"The repair of mucosa needs proteins, and eating too vegetarian with insufficient dietary protein intake will affect mucosal repair," said
Dr. Sun. Vtamin also plays an important role for protein metabolism, so he usually recommend that patients drink more milk, eat some
fresh fruits and vegetables, which is a good strategy to prevent gastric cancer.
Greentest, a quick food safety detector, can help us with the daily intake of nitrite in fruits and vegetables.
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