These Are The Deadliest Foods Americans Eat Every Day

There are a lot of foods out there that are bad for you. Even the most health-conscious eaters who fastidiously avoid junk food and fast food eat some potentially lethal stuff — a lot of the time without even knowing it. Here are some of the deadliest foods that many Americans consume every day.

Deli Meats Contain Carcinogens

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Photo credit: John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Whether your favorite lunch meat is bologna, prosciutto, salami, or roast beef, it’s all bad for you. Studies show that processed meats lead to an increased risk of cancer.

If you’re going to eat deli meat anyway, don’t cook it — cooking cold meats can lead to the production of a carcinogenic compound called N-nitroso, which has been linked to cancer.