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The Risks of Eating Processed Meat

By Mark Perry | Food Drink | Rating:

According to the latest surveys it has been concluded that Americans are the top most consumers of the processed meat as they normally like to have hot dogs and etc as a part of their daily routine meal plan. Let me tell you a true and proven fact that consumption of processed meat can induce ailments and disorders which can include heart disease, cancer and diabetes and etc.

Heart disease can be caused by the increase of the sodium present within the body because once the amount of sodium increases in the body, you will come across with concerns of increased blood pressure and other similar changes to the blood’s ability to properly clot. Processed meat contains sodium in trace amounts, so the first risk of eating processed meat can be exposing yourself to heart diseases.

The main ingredient used in the processed meat is the sodium nitrite which is used in its processing, and also this is the main thing which gives the red color to the meat. According to a study, the people who are consuming excessive amount of sodium nitrite through processed meats are more prone to pancreatic cancer and leukemia. Other ailments and diseases can include stomach and colon cancer as well. So, another risk of eating processed meat can be exposing yourself to different types of cancers as well.

Processed meat consumption can make you obese because of the calories and fats processed meat contains. Processed meats are the ones which are smoked, salted, cured, or had chemical preservatives added. There are many examples of the processed meats like salami, bacon bologna, hot dogs, and similar products which are smoked, cured, salted and etc.

Now let us discuss that there are many things in the processed meat which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes but why? According to a study, the processed meat is responsible for the risk of diabetes or heart disease, because of the fat and the cholesterol present within the processed meat and I am sure that you might already be aware of the fact the increased cholesterol levels of the body is something which exposes our heart to different heart diseases and disorders.

So, I am sure that by now you must be aware of some of the risks of eating processed meat. However, if you consume processed meat once in week or so then it won’t cause any worries or concerns, however, if you start consuming processed meat on consistent basis, then I am afraid to tell that you would be exposing yourself towards different ailments and disorders for sure.





Mark Perry

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