Wednesday, October 19, 2011


(Well maybe not the processors).


Processed meats include:
  • hot dogs
  • beef jerky 
  • bologna
  • ham
  • salami
  • sausage
  • and other packaged lunch meats.

These meats are frequently high in calories, saturated fats and sodium. They contain Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and sodium nitrate.

The World Cancer Research Fund in October, 2010 concluded: 
'Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption'.

Some studies suggest that eating processed meats may increase your risk of colon, kidney, pancreatic and stomach cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Studies also say that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats. They only appear in people who regularly
consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite.

Note: not all processed foods are bad. Milk, for example is a processed food. It is homogenized and pasteurized. More in future blogs.

  • This blog was inspired by one of the members of J’s BIG GYM who is caring and concerned enough to write us an e-mail. The member was disturbed by an ad for sliced meats by a major meat provisions company.

1 comment:

  1. Jay--thanks for publishing this good advice! And thank you for encouraging us to purchase and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. We are lucky to have the wonderful Inwood farmer's market, on Isham St (one block north of 207th St) and open all year long, every Saturday from 8am-3pm. And from April-November, the Columbia Presbyterian Green market on Ft. Washington Ave and 168th St. Did you know that you can shop at NYC Greenmarkets using an EBT card? And that you can get extra Health Bucks for shopping at the Greenmarkets? Here is a link to a video page explaining more about it: