Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Most people are so busy nowadays and they don’t have enough time to cook actual food. Most of them just prefer food that is easy to make since it saves a lot of time. Most of those easy to prepare foods are processed foods. Yes, they taste good and easy to prepare. But what you don’t know about these foods is that little by little they destroy our bodies. They can cause cancer as much as cigarettes do.

Based on a research, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified processed meat like hot dogs, bacon, sausages, and canned goods as a carcinogen, a substance that is causing cancer. This refers to meats that were made to preserve and/or add it’s flavour.

Experts from different countries found out that eating 50 grammes of processed meat every day increases the risk of cancer by 18%. That is almost about 1 hotdog. All in all, the risk of a person in developing colon cancer is 5%.

Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, American Cancer Society managing director of nutrition and physical activity, says

“We should be limiting red and processed meat to help reduce colon cancer risk, and possibly, the risk of other cancers. The occasional hot dog or hamburger is okay.”

It is always been advised to limit intake of processed meats and red meats, and rather, eat fresh fruits and vegetables and beans. Remember to avoid smoking as much as possible, stay healthy and have a regular exercise to help you lower your risk of getting cancer. It’s all the matter of having a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Let’s all be aware and be conscious about our health and to the food that we eat. We can never know that the thing that we’re eating was harmful to our body.

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