5. Very Hot Drinks
Here’s one that you probably naturally avoid, but the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the IARC, has suggested that drinking very hot beverages can lead to throat cancer.
To qualify, the drink must be at least 149 degrees Fahrenheit, and most people don’t enjoy their tea, coffee, or hot chocolate that scalding.
The research centers primarily around a beverage called maté that is traditionally drunk at very hot temperatures in Asia, South America, and Africa. There is little risk from your standard hot beverage, but we do advise that you be patient while it cools to a safe temp – don’t take a big swig until you’re sure.