Cancer can be simply be defined as a rapid and uncontrolled multiplication of cells in an undesirable and very dangerous fashion. These cells struggle for nutrients with the normal ones and is a very life threatening condition. Many have fallen to this ruthless disease both big and small, rich and poor, it neither knows no border nor respects any man.
It has no specific cause and hence no specific cure. However, there are risk factors that affects the tendency of its occurrence.
Exposure to radioactive elements, oxidative stress and a times our feeding habits are among.
This article embodies one of habit as regards to feeding that we often adopt in order to make things easier for us. Remember life should never be rushed, because it has no duplicate.
I go straight to the case, ”Okpa” is a meal prepared from powdered Bambara. It is mixed with oil and several other ingredients and afterwards, it is wrapped in a leaf or nylon and then boiled.
”Okpa” is actually a local food meant to be prepared by wrapping in a leaf. This leaf usually supplies it with some nutrients and as well, graces it with a nice and unique aroma.
Sadly, in the recent generations, this concept of leaf has been replaced with nylon. This is because leaves are usually scarce in the developed communities and nylon is more stress free and simple.
This is how hazardous nylon can be to the health. Nylon is a product of polyethylene which is a polymer capable of releasing certain substances when exposed to heat. These substances are carcinogenic (capable of causing cancer).
Now, when wrapped with nylon and boiled afterwards, these substances shall find their way into the food being boiled and through that means shall get into our body. We all know what the rest of the story would be if proper health maintenance does not take place.
It is advisable to forbid cooking anything with nylon. Leaves are encouraged and should be embraced at all cost.
However, if you are in a place where pigs would rather fly before leaves could be found, then minimize the rate at which you consume these meals. This also applies to sachets water exposed to hot sun.
All these call for a need to always consume fruits and vegetables as they contain antioxidants and help counter excessive oxidations that may come as a result of multiple toxins.