The link between processed meat and the risk of colon cancer according to WHO
Recently the WHO (World Health Organization) has determined that processed meat such as sausages, hot dogs, corned beef, dried meat, canned and processed meat sauces with meat products as an ingredient represent a high risk for one’s health, more specifically the risk of cancer. This meat has been rated as Group 1 carcinogenic in humans.
Gathering research by 21 experts in 10 different countries that analyzed a large amount of information, these teams have come to the conclusion that eating processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer.
Although these studies are warning against abusing of this type of food, there is proof that frequent consumption is harmful to one’s health. At the Budwig Center, we teach you to follow the diet Dr. Johanna Budwig recommended, which means you would avoid fast food, pork, processed meat, meat with by-products and red meat would only be eaten twice a month or so and only grass-fed beef, game or lamb. The Budwig diet recommends animal protein intake from blue fish especially dues to the omega-3, vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed by our bodies.
A balanced diet is a determining factor in preventing colorectal cancer as well as other types of cancer and in Spain, the Mediterranean diet is well-known for being beneficial to your health because it includes fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, legumes, cereals, olive oil, fresh fish and moderate amounts of meat. So it is highly recommended for people that already have cancer and the rest of the population should consider a healthy diet like this as well to prevent health problems.
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