These food products are preserved by salting, curing, smoking, or using chemical preservatives. A study proves that consuming 50 grams of processed meat every day heightens colorectal cancer risk by about 18%.
If you can’t avoid eating processed meat products, you can at least look for nitrite or nitrate-free variations. These versions don’t use added preservatives. Some examples of processed meats products include – hot dogs, sausage, bacon, prosciutto, pepperoni, salami, and beef jerky.