Should You Still Be Eating Processed Meat? Experts Weigh In.
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While many are taking this new information to heart, others, specifically from some meat industry groups, are calling the information misleading while others maintain a balanced diet is the key for overall good health.
Here’s what the health experts had to say:
- Dr. Robyn Crouch, C.A.C.C.P. suggests, “I recommend that if people are going to eat meat, it should be grass fed and organic. Processed meats have additives that are not good for us. While it is OK to eat these meats once in a while, what we do on a consistent basis makes the biggest impact.”
- Integrative Health Coach, Jill Shapiro, is of a similar mindset, “I believe decreasing animal protein in the diet helps prevent cancer, and people who have cancer should increase their vegetable intake while decreasing their animal product consumption. I suggest organic, grass fed, lean protein. If you are going to consume meat, please be aware of where it is coming from to protect your body, the animals, and the environment.”
- Sharon Richter, RD, says, “The main culprit is sodium nitrate. I would tell parents to always read ingredient labels, avoid processed meats, and reference Wellness In the Schools Programs to make informed choices.”