Hi Trisha here….
After 25 years experience as a qualified Nutritionist and Naturopath I want to shed some light on the recent World Health Organization’s classifications of processed and red meat.
Meat and Cancer – Its Official
WHO have now classified processed meat is the same category as Asbestos and Tobacco smoking which is GROUP 1 carcinogenic to humans.
What this means is that the link between processed meat and cancer is as proven as the link between Tobacco smoking and cancer.
The WHO report states that 50g of processed meat a day, less than two slices of bacon, increases the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.
This is scary stuff indeed and it does mean that we all need to, at the very least, cut down on this food group.