Stop Eating Processed Meats; WCRF banns processed meats for human consumption

After reviewing over 7,000 clinical studies the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has banned processed meats for human consumption (no exceptions). So what are process meats? They include your average daily meat intake (i.e. bacon, sausage, frozen foods, sandwich meat, and "nearly all red meat sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks.")

Processed meats are manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient called sodium nitrite. Now, I know we have all heard of this chemical before; that is colors your meat to look fresh. Unfortunately, it also causes the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the body, causing a huge increase in cancer risk.

How big a cancer risk you ask? A study by the University of Hawaii found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%! Another study shows that for every 50 grams (that's equal to the weight of only 10 nickles) of processed meats consumed increases colo-rectal cancer by 50%!

Read the entire article here. Help yourself, your family, and your friends.

Alex Goldberg