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Bacon & sausage turn out to be Class A carcinogen?

Bacon & sausage turn out to be Class A carcinogen?

Many people know that smoking and alcohol will increase the risk of cancer, but  it’s too early to think you could get rid of cancer even you don’t drink alcohol or smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that processed meat will be classified as a carcinogen, in line with alcohol and tobacco, and let’s see the negative effect of processed meats on health.

What is Class A carcinogen?

Class A carcinogen refers to the material which is rated as the highest risk of causing cancer, common examples include asbestos, alcohol, tobacco, ultraviolet radiation, formaldehyde and dioxin, etc. International Cancer Research Center analyzed a total of more than 800 research reports over the past few decades on eating meat and processed meat and cancer risk, and the final decision is that processed meat being classified as Class A carcinogen, red meat (cattle, pigs, sheep, etc. ) were classified as level 2 A carcinogen.

Does it mean that I need to quit processed meat entirely?

Processed meats, likes sausages, ham, luncheon meat, grilled patty, smoked salmon and others, refers to the meats being processed including pickling, curling, fermentation, smoked or otherwise to enhance the flavor or increase the shelf life of the food, during the process there will be formation of carcinogenic N- Asia nitro compounds (NOC) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). According to WHO’s data, deaths caused by consumption of processed meat each year reach around 34,000 people, and they are mainly colon and colorectal cancer. As long as the daily consumption reaches around 50 grams of processed meat, that is, about half a sausage or two slices of bacon, risk of developing colorectal cancer will increase by 18%. Although this type of food is rated as a carcinogen, we do not need to panic too much, and it’s not necessary to put processed meat into "blacklist". In fact, frequency of such consumption is the key to decide whether the food is carcinogenic, as long as maintaining the consumption balance will have no significant effect on cancer rate.

Tips against cancer

It’s not difficult to reduce the risk of cancer, let’s observe the following tips!

1. Consume more fiber-rich and colorful food

It is recommended that consume a variety of whole grains and legumes daily will increase the amount of fiber to help drain away toxins and waste. Also, a person should have at least five portions of colored fruits and vegetables daily, such as pumpkin & papaya that in orange; strawberries & tomatoes that in red; onion & garlic that in white; blueberries & eggplant that in purple blue; all dark green vegetables and a variety of antioxidants to maintain healthy cells

2. Reduce consumption of red meat and processed meat

Daily consumption of less than 100 grams of red meat (cattle, pigs, sheep), consume more low fat white meat (chicken, fish) instead, intake more dairy products, eggs and soy to ensure protein intake; and have only 1-2 times of processed meat per month and consume less than 50 grams every time

3. Stay away from alcohol and tobacco, including second-hand smoke

4. Regularly colon check

Recommended for people aged 50 or above; and who have a family history of colorectal cancer, or has been suffering from intestinal polyps, do a fecal occult blood test every 5 year and once a year for colon endoscopy

Here to introduce a healthy & delicious snack that suitable for parties

Colorful Pizza (8 blocks)

Ingredients 2 pieces of whole wheat bread, corn kernels 30 grams, ½ stripes of cucumber, a tomato, ¼ onion, peeled chicken thigh meat 40 grams, 60 grams  of shredded mozzarella cheese, salt and black pepper, a little olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Cucumber cut into dices after washing; tomatoes washed  with stalks removed, and then pelletized.
  2. chicken peeled and cut into pieces; onion cut into pieces.
  3. add olive oil in burning wok and fry the onion pieces
  4. Add chicken, tomato, cucumber, corn kernels, stir well, add salt and black pepper for flavoring
  5. Each slice of whole wheat bread covered with the fried ingredients, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes until the cheese melted and turned golden brown in color
  7. cut the pizza into 4 slices for serving

CATALO Natural Tomato Lycopene Extract contains US patented ingredient Lyc-O-Mato®, which is made from non-GMO tomatoes for a high concentration of Lycopene extract. Each softgel contains 335mg Lycopene Complex Extract which is equivalent to 650g fresh tomatoes. Clinical studies show that Lycopene contains powerful antioxidants, and it is clinically proven to benefit cells metabolism and protect them from free radicals attack.

Source: World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer

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