This month we continue to look at the findings for the last year and how we can hopefully apply them in 2009 to make ourselves fitter, slimmer and healthier!
A slightly less ambivalent topic in 2008 was processed meats. Unlike many nutritional areas that can be contradictory, this one is fairly clean cut. Sausages and other processed meats should not be touched with a barge pole (or a fork) if you don’t want to get bowl cancer. A world Cancer Research Fund report published in April showed that eating just one sausage a day raises the risk of bowel cancer by a fifth, as does three rashers of bacon or 50g of any processed meat. “Whether talking about bacon, pastrami or ham, the safest amount to eat is none at all” said the fund’s professor Martin Wiseman.
So try to keep it as natural as you can, and support your local butcher by going for unprocessed natural cuts of meat. Also listen to your personal trainer and get some more homework exercise done!! We are always gettng nutritional questions from our personal trainer clients in London, and many of them have complex answers, but the most simple thing of all is to try and eat as naturally as possible. If something has been processed in any way by human hand then it’s best avoided. This is not always easy but the less processed the better: sausages and meats (like that tasty sliced honey roast ham) are super processed so try to avoid them in all but special occasions!