Red meat, processed meat and cancer

The World Health Organisation has classified processed meats including ham, bacon, salami and frankfurts as a Group 1 carcinogen (known to cause cancer) which means that there’s strong evidence that processed meats cause cancer.

Red meat has been classified as a Group 2A carcinogen which means it probably causes cancer.

This fact is that this information simply is not common knowledge.

Many people I speak with are unaware that on the Cancer Council website itself is clearly stated link between meat + cancer.

Generally, we know that we should be eating closer to nature; more whole foods, less processed foods. But, to be labelling as a Group 1 carcinogen. We humans should be avoiding processed meat like the plague!

Now, red meat on the other hand is a Group 2 carcinogen and the Cancer Council recommends consuming a maximum of 455g per week. So if red meat probably causes cancer, why would we eat it in the first place?

Like petrol to a car, food is to the temple.  Food should be viewed as fuel, because that’s what it is. Health starts with nutrition. Give your body + mind a healthy environment, then health will grow from that foundation. 


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