Saturday, January 14, 2012

Scientific Study Links Bacon To Cancer

By Health Nation, Denver, CO
Nutritionist Keith Gilabert says “Scientific study suggests 2 slices of bacon a day increases a person’s risk of developing cancer.”

Scientists have found that small amounts of processed meat increase the chance of developing pancreatic cancer. 

Nutritionist Keith Gilabert says, “What makes processed meats so deadly is that they are made with Sodium Nitrite.   This chemical is used to cure meat products and has been implicated as a cancer causing agent.  If you have ever consumed a ham sandwich, then you have been exposed to this chemical.”  Gilabert says, “what is most troubling is that all nutrition experts know of this risk with processed meats but nearly all school lunch programs currently serve schoolchildren meat products containing sodium nitrite, that is why we are seeing cancer rates skyrocket.”

The USDA actually tried to ban sodium nitrite in the 1970’s but was preempted by the meat processing industry.

Pancreatic cancer kills 80 percent of people in under a year of being diagnosed due to the symptoms being vague – such as back pain, loss of appetite and weight loss.  By the time the disease is diagnosed it is often too late, only 3 percent of patients live beyond five years.

Sodium nitrite is an FDA approved food additive.  It is used to extend shelf life and inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. 

Now scientists in Sweden have found that eating just 50g of processed meat a day raises the likely hood of cancer by almost 20%.  Gilabert says, “50g a day of meat is equivalent to 3 slices of ham.”

Overall, small amounts of cured meats containing sodium nitrite are not likely to cause cancer.  If you want to avoid sodium nitrite altogether there are many nitrite free products.  Gilabert adds,” look for products labeled uncured, one sausage product I am very impressed with is Aidells all natural sausage.  Theses sausages are made with no msg, nitrites or hormones, I serve these to my kids.”

Eating a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, especially when eaten raw, is the most essential thing we can do for our health. Those that are rich in fiber are especially good for the behind. The fruits and vegetables that are highest in fiber include:

* Avocados

* Peas

* Broccoli

* Brussels sprouts

* Cabbage

* Carrot

* Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans

* Eggplant

* Greens - collards, kale, turnip greens

* Mushrooms

* Pumpkin

* Peppers

* Rhubarb

* Spinach

* Sweet Potatoes

Regular exercise, healthy eating and a positive attitude are generally known to stave off all forms of cancer.

About nutritionist Keith Gilabert
Keith Gilabert is an author and is highly experienced in all aspects of the fitness industry and has a keen interest in nutrition.
His website provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. You can also find some of the most powerful super foods on the planet including raw chocolate, purple corn, and many others.  


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