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Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

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      Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption
      By Mike Adams

      Hot DogsThe 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.

      A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase
      the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent. Another study revealed
      that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the
      risk of colorectal cancer by 50 percent. These are alarming numbers.
      Note 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.

      Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won't
      find it in chicken or fish products). Here's a short list of food
      items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate
      (MSG), another dangerous additive:

      * Beef jerky
      * Bacon
      * Sausage
      * Hot dogs
      * Sandwich meat
      * Frozen pizza with meat
      * Canned soups with meat
      * Frozen meals with meat
      * Ravioli and meat pasta foods
      * Kid's meals containing red meat
      * Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants
      * Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants,
      hospitals, hotels and theme parks

      If sodium nitrite is so dangerous to humans, why do the FDA and USDA
      continue to allow this cancer-causing chemical to be used? The
      answer, of course, is that food industry interests now dominate the
      actions by U.S. government regulators. The USDA, for example, tried
      to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970's but was overridden by the
      meat industry. It insisted the chemical was safe and accused the USDA
      of trying to "ban bacon." Today, the corporations that dominate
      American food and agricultural interests hold tremendous influence
      over the FDA and USDA. Consumers are offered no real protection from
      dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and
      personal care products.

      You can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of
      processed meats by following a few simple rules:

      1. Always read ingredient labels.
      2. Don't buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
      3. Don't eat red meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals,
      hotels or other institutions.

      And finally, eat more fresh produce with every meal. There is
      evidence that natural vitamin C found in citrus fruits and exotic
      berries (like camu camu) helps prevent the formation of
      cancer-causing nitrosamines, protecting you from the devastating
      health effects of sodium nitrite in processed meats. The best
      defense, of course, is to avoid eating processed meats altogether.

      [Ed. Note: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger - a leading authority on
      healthy living -- is on a mission: to explore, uncover and share the
      truth about harmful foods and beverages, prescription drugs, medical
      practices and the dishonest marketing practices that drive these
      industries. For his latest findings, click here.]
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