Because of the modern way of life, food is often singled out for it can hide substances that are dangerous to health. For example, this one food causes 3 types of cancer …
A carcinogenic food that must be stopped immediately!
Processed meat includes meat preserved by maturation, salting, fermentation or smoking. This kind of food includes ham, salami, sausages or bacon. This type of meat may be pork, poultry, beef or offal.
For lack of time or taste, many people use these foods, unfortunately not aware of the danger.In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), responsible within the World Health Organization (WHO ), has classified processed meat as “carcinogenic” to humans, stating that it would be responsible for 34,000 cancer deaths worldwide each year.
According to experts, consuming a 50g serving of cold cuts daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. According to the National Health Security Agency, a French adult consumes 38g of processed meat a day. In addition to colorectal cancer, researchers have estimated that excessive consumption of processed meat can lead to cancer of the pancreas and prostate.
According to IARC experts, processed meat contains nitrates which, when they are found in the mouth, are converted into nitrites so that they can be easily absorbed by the stomach and intestine. According to scientists, nitrites can cause disorders such as methemoglobin. The latter disrupts the functioning of the cells of the body by reducing their oxygenation. This can manifest itself through a bluish coloration of the skin or mucous membranes. In some cases, this disorder can cause asphyxiation or death.
Red meat: a food to consume in moderation
In addition to deli meats, recent studies have shown that excessive consumption of red meat is harmful to health. According to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, red meat is believed to be largely responsible for cardiovascular disorders. It contains a molecule called L-carnitine that plays a vital role in the transformation of food into energy.
However, when this molecule is in excess in the body, bacteria in the digestive tract convert it into trimethylamine (TMA), which is then converted by the liver to trimethylamine (TMAO). According to experts, this compound disrupts the metabolism of cholesterol that is deposited on the walls of the arteries and can cause diseases such as atherosclerosis, disrupting the functioning of the heart.
L-carnitine is present in foods such as red meat, duck, or in energy drinks. Therefore, it is advisable to consume 500g of red meat a week and replace this source of protein with an equivalent like white meats, fish or eggs.
Is red meat carcinogenic?
The World Health Organization has classified red meat as potentially carcinogenic. However, WHO has not encouraged people to stop using it, but only to moderate their consumption.
In addition, it is important to pay attention to the cooking mode when you want to consume. At high temperature (stove or barbecue) and for a long time, this form of cooking can lead to the formation of potentially carcinogenic residues such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are on the most grilled areas, or benzopyrenes which are the result of the burning fat on high heat. According to scientists, these substances stick to proteins or to DNA and modify the functioning of the cells of the body.
Therefore, it is advisable to moderate red meat consumption (maximum 2 times per week), and avoid processed foods at all costs. Opt instead for a healthy and balanced diet, rich in organic fruits and vegetables.