Sunday, May 15, 2011

Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption. Carcinogenic sodium nitrate.

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.

Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products)

Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption | Natural Health

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