Sorry...I had to bring it up.
I'm sure you've seen this article EVERYWHERE by now.
Basically, the WHO (World Health Organization) is saying that processed meats will give you cancer. It's like smoking tobacco pretty much.
The FB posts and the media coverage has been ridiculous. I just have to do my part to let you guys know what's real and what's BS.
Luckily for me though, there are people who are very good at what putting into words the thoughts that need to be shared. So with this I bring you Lyle McDonald's response to this craziness.
Since everybody is losing their crap over this new study on PROCESSED meats and cancer risk. Read this and memorize it please. feel free to post it on anybody's wall who shares this nonsensical garbage.
Typical high processed meat diet = lots of fatty red meat overcooked. Minimal fruit and veggies. Stress, alcohol, smoking, no exercise, excess bodyfat. Of course it's unhealthy. In the context of the other half a dozen bsad health habits.
Typical lean red meat diet = lean red meat, lean people, exercise, plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Bad health habits almost always cluster together.
So do good habits.
Trying to isolate out a single bad health habit among a string of them is a losing battle and the research showing that LEAN red meat improves health, that meat has a number of importance health and ANTI-CANCER nutrients are numerous.
MULTI-FACTORIAL. everyone needs this tatted on their head.
No, I am NOT saying that processed meats are healthy. I am saying that the jump from highly processed meats to ALL meats is as dumb as the jump from high-fat diets to ALL fats. Meats are not a single category of foods. There are lean meats, fatty meats and everything in-between. They have different effects and read this carefully
HEALTH IS NEITHER AN ON-OFF SWITCH NOR CAN ANY SINGLE FOOD BE CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THE CONTEXT OF THE ENTIRE LIFESTYLE. - Lyle McDonald
So once again...be reasonable.
Move and stay active, eat plenty of fruits and veggies, eat lean meats (or another protein source) and drink hella water. Do this 80 to 90 percent of the time.
Avoid things that will cause damage to your body: drugs, alcohol, tobacco, dumb people talking about dumb things, reality TV, etc.
And once in a while, don't fret about having a Krispy Kreme donut or a fine glass of whiskey.
Moderation in all things, including moderation. - Aubrey Marcus