THE TRUTH ABOUT PROCESSED MEAT

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PROCESSED MEAT

THE TRUTH ABOUT PROCESSED MEAT

Processed meat has been placed in the same danger category as smoking and asbestos, reports say.

On October 26th, the World Health Organization declared that processed meat raises the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful as well. WHO defines processed meat as “meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation???

A group of 22 scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer evaluated more than 800 studies from several continents about processed meat in diets and cancer over the past 20 years. Based on their analysis, the Agency classified processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans.???

The researchers concluded that a 50-gram portion of processed meat daily (or 1.75 ounces) increases the risk of colorectal cancer by about 18 %. That is the equivalent of two pieces of bacon, two slices of ham, or one piece of smoked sausage.

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THIS IS NOT NEW NEWS!

We have been previously warned of the dangers of certain chemicals used to cure meat, such as nitrites and nitrates, which the body converts into cancer-causing compounds. It is also known that grilling or smoking meat can create suspected carcinogens.

SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Educate yourself before you purchase processed meat — the fewer additives in the food you eat, the better. When it comes to nutrition, it’s worth the extra cost to eat wholesome, real food. Stay informed — the more we educate ourselves, the better choices we will be able to make for our bodies.

This is not to say, you should cut out all meat from your diet. Just be weary of items that are packaged, which is a good indication that the meat is most likely processed.

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So why not start to boil your own turkey or chicken for salads and sandwiches. Our quick and easy recipe is below!

HOW TO: Boiled Turkey

(4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. turkey breast, diced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tsp. white vinegar

Method:

  1. Rinse the turkey breast under cold clean water from the tap and pat it dry with clean paper towels.
  2. Place the turkey breast in a large pot and add enough cold clean water to cover it by approximately 2 inches.
  3. Place lid on the saucepan and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium once water is boiling and recover.
  5. Cook the turkey for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  6. Remove a piece of turkey from the hot water and cut to check all the way through (if not fully cooked, continue cooking for another 3-4-minutes).
  7. Remove the turkey from the water and pat it dry with paper.
  8. Serve & ENJOY!!!

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About the Author
Anna Baker

Once a victim of chronic illness and fatigue, Anna found a deep passion and respect for nutrition after proper diet and key lifestyle changes transformed her health, giving her a fresh and energized new outlook on life.