Just when we thought that we had a handle on the healthy and unhealthy foods, this study came along to blow everyone’s minds.
You might have thought that including some bacon in your diet, or indeed a burger from time to time, was a step up from other bad health habits- you were wrong.
Bacon, and plenty of other processed meats are just as bad for you as smoking.
The World Health Organisation is set to make the announcement on Monday that processed meat is amongst the most deadly, the Daily Mail reports.
“Fresh red meat is also due to join the ‘encyclopaedia of carcinogens’ and is likely to be ranked as only slightly less dangerous than the preserved products.”
These findings have come after scientists from 10 nations reviewed all attainable evidence.
Sausages are also included in the list of food that apparently pose a massive threat to our health. So maybe rethink that Sunday fry-up.
The Mail is reporting that WHO will rank processed meat in the top five most likely things to give people cancer, among the likes of cigarettes and alcohol.
Processed meat is said to be labelled as ‘carcinogenic to humans’, which is the highest of five possible rankings, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes.
Processed meat is made by smoking, curing, salting, or adding chemicals which are believed to be cancer-causing.
While all things in moderation is suggested, removing processed meat from your diet entirely is recommended by the World Cancer Research Fund.
Could this mean that bacon packages will have warning labels in the future?