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Old 03-10-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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everything in moderation....

sugar is worse but you don't see "is eating sugar bad for you"?
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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It certainly isn't good for you, nutritionally. In addition to lots of sodium and saturated fat, there are nitrates and nitrites in most of them. And the amino acids of the proteins are damaged by all the processing, to the point of having little value, except for breakdown to carbohydrates.

Of course, those involved in the production or sales of them would deny all that. And many of those who have a lifelong tradition of eating them, would join in that denial. And if you read in the right places, you'll see lots of warnings about how bad sugar is for you.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Nitrates are bad for you because it kills good bacteria in your belly. Just as bad as preservatives.

The more processed foods you eat that are loaded with nitrates and preservatives the worst your immune system gets. Without a strong immune system, you will be susceptible to colds, flu, and then cancer.

You should eat foods that have lots of probiotic content like fermented foods. Spices like curry that can kill cancer cells. And wholesome foods that boost your digestive enzymes that can protect you from carcinogens.

There's reason why some cultures don't get cancer as frequently as Americans because they eat a lot of fermented foods and in general less red meat and more fish and fiber. They don't eat canned and deli meats.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Nitrates probably aren't good for you, and nitrates from celery probably isn't good for you either.

I just make sure that we eat luncheon meat in moderation, and it is a very small part of our diet.

If we eat a lot of all the things that are good, and little of all the things that are bad..... I think we will be fine in general.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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everything in moderation....

sugar is worse but you don't see "is eating sugar bad for you"?
Um, yeah, lots of threads.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I really do not think processed meats is the worst thing you can eat. Anyone that thinks that isn't really thinking of all the back things many of us eat. Now, to be honest, of course processed meats and I don't care what the brand is certainly isn't a healthy diet, but as many have said over and over, in moderation, a nothing is all that bad. We do not eat sandwiches often period, maybe one a week with lunch meat, if that many. I like to fix tuna, chicken salad or something like that, but there are those times when a big fat sandwich just hits the spot. The same with red meat, we keep it down to once or twice a week, but I love those once or twice a week dinners. The rest of the time I love our fish and chicken with pork thrown in there about once a week.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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The nagging question in most products is...why does it cost more to NOT add nitrates..msg and a zillion other harmful 'additives". ?
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The economics of shelf life/ cost of spoilage.


Of Course Deli Meats cause cancer! The real question is how much cancer do they cause?...The real answer is --so little you can't differentiate it from the statistical noise in the data.


You're more likely to die in an auto accident driving that extra mile to get "chemical free" food.


Who wants to live longer if it means worrying so much about such unimportant details? Keep things in perspective.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I used to eat the "healthy" nitrate and nitrite free deli meats before my heart attack, and thought they tasted fine. At that time I believed I was eating healthier as well since the fat amount was very low. However, now I really have to watch my sodium levels like a hawk, so deli meats are simply not on my menu. I tried the same deli chicken once since the heart attack and was shocked at how salty it tasted, so I just threw out the rest of the package. I don't keep bread in the house, so I don't miss making sandwiches anyway.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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[quote=guidoLaMoto;54659449]The economics of shelf life/ cost of spoilage.


Of Course Deli Meats cause cancer! The real question is how much cancer do they cause?...The real answer is --so little you can't differentiate it from the statistical noise in the data.


You're more likely to die in an auto accident driving that extra mile to get "chemical free" food.
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I never like the statement such and such causes cancer. it sounds like if you eat whatever you will get cancer. I think what is meant is processed meats can be a factor in cancer.
btw: wanted to rep you again but I have to spread it around I am told
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Old Today, 07:05 PM
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Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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IDK, but I did start buying uncured-bacon in-light of news about this subject............but all that salt, ugh!
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