Eating healthily is something that we all know provide many benefits in terms of our energy levels and good we feel about ourselves. Our diet can also play a huge part in the prevention of many illnesses and diseases; cancer, heart disease and stroke to name a few.
Did you know that about a third of 13 of the most common cancers in the UK could be prevented through improved diet, physical activity and body weight?Our theme over the coming months is going to be to explore how different aspects of our diet can have a direct impact on helping to reduce our risk of major illnesses. We will offer realistic and simple tips to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle. After all, preventative measures are far preferable to developing or recovering from a major illness. This month we’re looking at processed and red meat and how this affects our health. There is strong evidence that eating a lot of these foods increases your risk of bowel cancer. To reduce your bowel cancer risk, we’re advised to eat no more than 500g (cooked weight) per week of red meat, like beef, pork and lamb, and eating processed meats like ham, bacon and salami as little as possible.