Cancer is currently the biggest enemy in our human health. And now there is no good technology and medicine to cure cancer in medicine. Therefore, once you have cancer, it will cause great harm to your health and even take away your life.
According to statistics, the number of cancer patients diagnosed every day in China can be as high as 10,000, which means that 7 people are diagnosed with cancer every minute. Moreover, experts predict that the incidence of cancer will continue to rise in the next few years. Therefore, each of us should broaden more knowledge about cancer prevention.
It is bad luck to get cancer. According to the research, it found that most of the carcinogenic factors are closely related to the bad eating habits in life, and long-term exposure to some carcinogens is also one of the important reasons.
Aflatoxin is a very strong carcinogen. In 2017, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer listed aflatoxin on the list of strong carcinogens.
Aflatoxin is easy to produce in these 5 places.
1. In the refrigerator that is not cleaned for a long time
The refrigerator can be said to be essential for the family now. When the refrigerator has not cleaned for a long time, the refrigerator will become the hiding place of aflatoxin. The refrigerator has a certain refrigerating and fresh-keeping function. If some people can't finish the meals in fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, condiments, etc., they will love to keep them in the refrigerator. If it is not cleaned regularly, it will breed bacteria and the aflatoxin carcinogen. Therefore, it is recommended that you should clean the refrigerator once a week to avoid the growth of aflatoxin and some bacteria, which will bring benefits to health.
2. Moldy cutting board
The cutting board can be said to be necessary cutlery in the kitchen, and most of them are wooden. If it is moldy or has mildew, it is also the hiding place of aflatoxin. If the cutting board in the home is not thoroughly cleaned or placed improperly, it is prone to mildew and is the best hiding place for aflatoxin. Therefore, once the board is found to be mildewed, it can be cleaned with a strong base. Because the study found that aflatoxin is not alkali resistant and alkali can kill aflatoxin. Besides, it is recommended to use a knife to scrape the residue of the board every week, sprinkle with salt for sterilization, and placed the cutting board in a cool, ventilated place.
3. Moldy peanuts, corn, cereals, and other foods
Deteriorated peanuts, corn and some grains are also hiding places for aflatoxin. In our homes, we store some peanuts, corn, and grains. If it is not placed in a well-ventilated place, especially in the hot summer, it is easy to mold and deteriorates. In these moldy substances, there will be a large amount of aflatoxin. Aflatoxins will cause certain damage to the liver after eating contaminated food. And long-term consumption may become a hidden danger of liver cancer. Therefore, it is recommended that we try to store less of this type of food at home. And It should be stored in a well-ventilated place as much as possible. Handle moldy food as soon as possible.
4. Moldy nuts
Nuts are rich in nutrients and are loved by everyone. However, if nuts are stored improperly or placed for too long, it will prone to deterioration and produce aflatoxin, such as pistachio, cashew nuts, medlar, lotus seeds, etc. When you eat a bad nut, there will be a smelly tasty, which is caused by oil oxidation. If you eat such nuts or other foods, spit them out in time, and dispose of them quickly to avoid damage to your health.
5. Rotten fruits and vegetables
Rotten fruits and vegetables in the home are also easy to hide in aflatoxin. Some fruits, such as apples, pears, oranges, and tomatoes, stored improperly or left for too long, can rot and produce aflatoxin. But some people are often reluctant to throw it, they remove the rotten part and continue to eat. However, research tests have shown that as long as the fruits and vegetables have been rotted and deteriorated, various bacteria and microorganisms will accelerate their reproduction, and a large number of toxic substances will be produced during the breeding process. It will also penetrate and spread through the fruit juice to the non-decomposed parts and make the whole part rot with toxic substances. Once eaten, it will also get poisoning. Rotten, moldy fruits contain a variety of carcinogens and mycotoxin such as penicillium, aflatoxin and other strong carcinogens. Therefore, it is recommended that these rotten fruits and vegetables should be disposed of in time to avoid future troubles.