An article from Dreamhealer Alternative Medicine called Processed Meats Declared too Dangerous for Human Consumption has been receiving a lot of attention this past week.
It isn’t news that processed meats and other processed foods contain a slew of chemicals and preservatives. Especially since the release of revealing mainstream documentaries like Supersize Me and Food Inc, some people have become deeply suspicious of processed meats like hotdogs, “chicken” McNuggets (below image), etc.
“The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.
Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.”
So where do we go from here? Not everyone is ready, or wants to cut out meat and change to a vegetarian/vegan diet. We all have busy lives, so sometimes a quick ready-made option is easiest. At S&H we try our best to make as much as possible from scratch, so for you out there with outstanding time management skills, here are some home made alternatives as well!
And everything else? Drum roll please………..
So the next time a craving of hotdogs comes crashing over you, just remember that you have plant based protein options!