Men like eating more meat than women do. If you doubt this visit the steak joint and see people ordering. However a Finnish study published in 2006 has indicated that red meat and generally processed meats are dangerous for your health. They raise the risk of getting diseases like hypertension and high cholesterol. Which are the unhealthiest meats then?
Lamb is a red meat and very fatty. This means that it carries the same risks just as beef. People who eat red meat everyday are three times likely to develop colon cancer than those who don’t. Researchers stipulate that haemoglobin and myoglobin in red meat reacts with certain compounds to create cancer causing agents in the gut.
Beef is very tasty but has been linked to the risk of getting cancer especially prostate cancer. Charred grilled beef is very dangerous. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has found out in a study that there is a chemical compound which is created by charred cooking. This chemical compound promotes prostate cancer in rats.
If you like eating a lot of pork sausage, here is some bad news for you. Pork sausage contains a lot of fat. During the processing some spices mostly chemicals are added. Sausages are probably one the worst meats you can ever think of. It is also found to contain a lot of food colouring.
Bacon is very delicious but like the rest listed here, it contains high amounts of fat. It is cured with chemicals linked with increased rates of cancer. One of these is nitrosamine. Bacon also contains some preservative compound. Bacon is usually cooked at high temperatures which increases the amount of chemicals.
Salami is loaded with a lot of fat; it is also cured with the same chemicals in bacon. It probably contains higher amounts of nitrosamines than bacon. Check the manufacturer’s inscriptions. Many companies are now reducing the levels of chemicals in their products.
The best thing for healthy eating is moderation. It is difficult to refuse good meat, but you can limit the amount you eat.