Salvere Blog: WHO Said Meat Was BAD?

by Salvere Health and Fitness

So the big news last week came from the World Health Organization surrounding meat. Meat causes an increased risk of cancer, so the report says. The full report can be read here. Or you can read the NPR summary and takeaway discussion here.

Okay, so like much of the other food research that comes out, how to sift through this news to know what to eat? First, realize that this information is not new. Eating processed/cured meats such as bacon and hot dogs contain nitrates and nitrites. The USDA proposed a ban on sodium nitrite in the 1970s and the meat processing industry lobbied against such a ban. So again, this news does not really come as a shock.

Now, does this mean you can never eat a hot dog or piece of bacon again? No!!! Consume them sparingly. Nitrates and nitrites do occur naturally in some foods and do come in some chemical fertilizers. Make the decision for yourself on how to make your own healthy eating choices. Read things beyond the headline and know multiple factors come into play with just about anything.

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Lisa, email her at Lisa@SalvereHealthAndFitness.com or call her at (410) 707-0055.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

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