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Five Most Dangerous Foods For Children:
French Fries & Cancer-Causing Trans Fat
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

According to Joel Fuhrman, MD, board-certified family physician, specializing in nutritional medicine, parents are unknowingly feeding their children foods containing cancer-causing ingredients that fuel our adult cancer epidemic.

NO. That would be irresponsible. You know your child’s health, safety, and future well-being depend on the extra care and precaution.

Dr. Fuhrman’s new book, Disease-Proof Your Child (St. Martin’s Press, August 2005), reviews the science and comes to the conclusion that it is what we eat in our childhood that is the primary cause of adult breast, colon, and prostrate cancer.

A recent study led by Harvard Medical School, as reported by Reuters Press August 18, 2005, lends support to Dr. Fuhrman’s book by finding that breast cancer may be a direct result of poor eating habits in childhood. Data from the study showed a significant risk factor increase based on the volume of French fries eaten as a child.

Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Disease-Proof Your Child explains the science that demonstrates that our adult cancer epidemic is a direct result of the diet modern children eat. Today’s diet is worse than ever, dominated by processed foods containing insignificant amounts of nutrients. In addition, scientific research shows that the trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, white flour, butter, nitrates, and concentrated sweeteners all contribute to obesity and cancer causing cell development.

Five Worst Foods For Children Ages 1-10:
Butter and cheese – full of saturated fat and fat-delivered chemical pollutants
Potato chips and French fries – rich in trans fat, salt, and carcinogenic acrylamides
Doughnuts and other trans fat-containing sweets – rich in trans fat, sugar, and other artificial substances
Sausages, hot dogs, and other luncheon meats – contain N-nitroso compounds that are potent carcinogens
Pickled, smoked, or barbequed meats – risk factor for stomach cancer, high blood pressure

DR. FUHRMAN’S FAB FIVE FOODS:
Berries – Add berries to morning cereals. Make dessert sorbets from frozen berries. Great for a quick and easy after school snack.
Greens – New scientific research shows that when children are introduced to green vegetables between one and three years of age, they actually enjoy and request these powerfully healthy foods, full of all the nutrients growing bodies need.
Seeds – Seeds are super-nutritious wonder foods and great for snacks.
Beans – Beans are fiber and nutrient-packed. They’re easy, inexpensive and kids love them.
Tomatoes – Is it a fruit or vegetable? It doesn’t matter … either way, tomatoes are a super food in their own class. Fresh from the garden this time of year, kids will eat them up.

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