A new study conducted by scientists across 10 European countries found that consuming high amounts of processed meats, such as bacon and sausage, can increase your risk of premature death by up to 44 percent. Pointing to the high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat, which are abundant in these products, the study warns people of dangerous coronary disease, as well as cancer.
Americans, on average, consume 4.5 ounces of meat a day, of which over 20 percent is processed. So, it should come as no surprise that heart disease is the number one illness, and the number one killer, in our country.
Luminary doctors from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, recommend a healthy, plant-based diet not only to halt heart disease, but reverse it.
A healthy, vegan diet is not only great for your heart, it's also the most compassionate decision you can make to help animals who live miserable lives on factory farms. For more recipes and tips on going veg visit ChooseVeg.com.
New Study: Consuming Processed Meat Raises Risk of Early Death
by - March 11, 2013