Americans love red meat, and they also love quick bites like processed meats. According to a study done by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, processed meat accounts for 25% of all red meat and poultry eaten annually. Unfortunately, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies processed meat as a carcinogen. This means that processed meats are known to cause cancer.

Here are a few processed types of meat you need to avoid:

  • Hot dogs
  • Bacon
  • Some deli meats
  • Sausage
  • Ham

In other words, anything that has been salted, cured, or smoked is most likely processed. If you cannot understand or read all the ingredients listed on the package, then the meat is processed. These meats cause cancer and heart disease. Avoid them at all costs. In order to live a healthy senior lifestyle, you must focus on the things you are eating and how you treat your body. Convenience is not worth the price of your health or life. Share this article and help your friends. By spreading the word, you can save the lives of many.