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Processed Meat Linked to Early Death in 2013 Study

Gregg Carroll - Friday, April 19, 2013

The chemicals called nitrites and nitrates occur naturally in red meat which once in the body can be converted into cancer-causing compounds. These, according to a spokesman for Cancer Research UK, are also often added during meat-processing as a preservative. All red meat also contain a red pigment called haems, which, once in the gut, can be broken down to form N-nitroso compounds, many of which are known to cause cancer. Additionally, haems may irritate or damage the cells lining the bowel, which can lead to them dividing more rapidly – exactly the kind of action that is more likely to increase the risk of developing cancer.

Let's say no to red meat and exercise caution while choosing animal & animal products. But there is an easier solution to this, switch to plant-based wholesome foods- they are safe and healthier food choice.


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