What’s the beef with cold cuts?
OK, let’s be honest-
as a busy adult facing the demands of a full time job or college (or both), when it comes to grabbing a quick lunch or dinner, sooner or later you will be faced with sub-sandwiches piled high with cold cuts like salami, ham, and turkey.
Processed meats are those that are salted, smoked, cured or preserved with nitrates.
- According to a 2010 news release from the National Cancer Institute, researchers found an increased risk between eating high amounts of processed red meats and bladder cancer
- Eating processed meats can raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes (
- Two ounces of processed meat can have as much as 700 mg of sodium! Remember, the recommendations are less than 2300 mg of sodium per day.
What should you do?
It’s OK to eat a lunch meat sandwich once in awhile, but be smart and choose fresh meat subs
Make it an energizing day!